Bruce Lipton

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Bruce Harold Lipton (born October 21, 1944 at Mount Kisco, New York), is an American developmental biologist who supported the theory that gene expression could be influenced (via epigenetics) by environmental factors i.e. environmental factors have a greater impact on their health than genetic research has previously determined.


Lipton received a B.A. in biology from C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in 1966 and a PhD in developmental biology from the University of Virginia in 1971.[1] From 1973 to 1982, he taught anatomy at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, before joining St. George’s University School of Medicine as a professor of anatomy for three years.[1] Lipton has said that sometime in the 1980s he abandoned his lifelong atheism and came to believe that the way cells function demonstrated the importance of environmental controls on our physiological systemexistence of God.[2]

From 1987 to 1992, Lipton was involved in research at Penn State and Stanford University Medical Center.[1] Since 1993, Lipton has been teaching in non-tenure positions at different universities.[1] His publications consist mainly of research on the development of muscle cells.[3]

A 2010 publication asserted that Lipton remains on the sidelines of conventional discussions of epigenetics, basically ignored by mainstream science.[4]


  • 2005 The Biology of Belief – Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles
  • 2013 The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth

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  1. Jump up to:a b c d “Curriculum Vitae”.
  2. ^ Miller, Ian (November 14, 2005). “FINDING MY RELIGION/Bruce Lipton, cell biologist and author of “The Biology of Belief,” says it’s our beliefs, not our DNA, that control our biology”SF Gate. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  3. ^ Search Results for author Lipton BH on PubMed.
  4. ^ Ellison, Katherine. (2010). New Age or “New Biology”? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vol. 8, No. 2. p. 112. “Lipton remains on the sidelines of conventional discussions of epigenetics. Mainstream science has basically ignored him.”

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