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Genetic Garden: A Case Study
by Brown, Emily E., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 78; 10287833
Abstract (Summary)

Epigenetics is the confluence of environmental factors and DNA and their effects on gene expression and ultimately a person’s phenotype. Factors such as diet, health status, and age can influence expression at the level of the DNA. Current strategies use a person’s genome to prescribe nutrition and exercise recommendations. This project seeks to expand upon those strategies with a novel approach that utilizes epigenetic factors. The Genetic Garden LLC interprets information from genetic data, a food frequency log, an interview, and a metabolic panel in order to create a comprehensive health analysis. The interview extrapolates goals, preferences, and lifestyle traits that will provide for tailored behavior recommendations. The case study subject will be able to apply nutrition and exercise practices that were personalized based on factors that traditional genetics alone could not reveal. Specific nutritional deficiencies and physiological abnormalities were met with greater attention due to analysis of more than genetic traits.

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Advisor: Schick, Evan
Commitee: Alencar, Michelle, Cotter, Josh
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Kinesiology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition, Kinesiology, Physiology
Keywords: Epigenetics, Exercise, Genetics, Nutrition, Personal wellness, Physiology
Publication Number: 10287833
ISBN: 978-0-355-13681-4
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