The Epigenetics Project is issuing a call for a deeper and more considered dialogue on the human condition. Epigenetics refers to the suite of chemical processes that regulate genes, activating or suppressing proteins – regulation patterns that may (or may not) be heritable to some degree despite not being recorded in DNA base pairs. These processes have broad implications, from understanding human embryonic and childhood development (including intersex conditions and developmental disorders) to the possible inheritance of the effects of trauma to children or even grandchildren.
CMAC’s research team on this project aims to start an important conversation, particularly among philosophers, ethicists, and theologians, that critically examines the potential of epigenetics to shed light on our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Years Active 2017 – Present.