Discuss why it is important to make sure you are in a stable, healthy, and stress-free environment when you decide to reproduce.

There is a growing field in genetics called “epigenetics” that is changing how we think about how our bodies work. In the laboratory, when I would do experiments, we had to breed the organisms for 3 generations to get rid of what is called the “maternal effect”. This was epigenetics we needed to breed out in order to get accurate reproduction data.
This means the environment in which you find yourself can affect you, your children, your grandchildren, and your great-grandchildren. If you decide to reproduce with someone who stresses you out (and yes this can affect sperm so it affects both males and females) that can have long-lasting effects like reduced memory ability, adhd, higher obesity, and many others, for generations.
Do some research on epigenetics to understand the mechanics behind it and then discuss here if social programs or social spending will have a positive effect on our population by helping to alleviate the maternal effects.
Discuss why it is important to make sure you are in a stable, healthy, and stress-free environment when you decide to reproduce.
Discuss what will happen to the community at large if we create systems that cause more stress and does not nutritionally care for those in need.
Finally, and probably most importantly, what can you do in your life to apply this knowledge? What can you do personally to make sure you are optimizing your own genome?