Sheen of Science

Some scientific terms become co-opted by quackery, writes Adam Rutherford at the Observer, adding that 'epigenetics' appears to be the latest victim.

Previously, the most commonly appropriated term has been 'quantum,' he says, as it "offer[s] up some mystical scienceyness, none more so than in 'quantum healing.'" But epigenetics, with its connotation that you can control your genes and who you are is gaining ground.

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