Is the health, happiness, and success of our lives determined by DNA or by upbringing? In this conversation, Dr. Tony Nader talks with Bob Roth about the new field of epigenetics, and how transcending allows us not only to live healthier, happier lives now, but also to pass on its benefits to the next generation.

For eight evenings, March 24 through March 31, 2021, Dr. Nader joined Bob Roth’s online Group Meditation with thousands of meditators around the country on TM Connect, followed by a conversation about Dr. Nader’s new e-book One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness: Simple Answers to the Big Questions in Life (Penguin Random House, April 1, 2021).

They talked about a new topic every night. This video, of the sixth conversation on March 29, takes up the question of “Nature vs. Nurture—or Both?” As a medical doctor, neuroscientist, and authority on the science of consciousness, Dr. Nader explains the field of epigenetics and its fundamental discoveries and import for our lives.

Watch Dr. Nader in Conversation with Bob Roth (18:44)

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Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., is a medical doctor trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in neuroscience) and Harvard University. He was a Clinical and Research Fellow in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School; and the Assistant Director of the Clinical Research Center at MIT. Dr. Nader directs the organizations that teach the Transcendental Meditation technique in over 100 countries.

Bob Roth is the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation (DLF), author of the New York Times bestseller, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, and host of the iHeartRadio podcast Stay Calm