Can we alter our genetic destiny?

Associate Professor Cath Suter tells us how epigenetics—literally ‘above our genes’—works to control how our DNA instructions are interpreted. Epigentics can tell us why calico cats are usually female, and why identical twins don’t always succumb to the same diseases as one another—as well as many more intriguing questions. She’ll also look at how aberrations in this system can have dramatic consequences for future generations.

Video source: Australian Academy of Science / YouTube.

It’s not ALL in the genes—the role of epigenetics

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