Increasing research to study the epigenetics of the genome (study called epigenomics) is expected to boost growth of the epigenetics market over the forecast period. Genome-wide epigenetic studies play an important role in the diagnostics of human diseases.
It has long been suggested that environmental and experiential influencers impact the personality and the psychological development of a person. Recently, epigenetics has been interpolated into the discussion of multigenerational trauma as a significant influencer in the intergenerational transmission of trauma. This paper provides the introduction into the world epigenetic DNA modification, and its implications in understanding multigenerational trauma as it pertains to African Americans.