Epigenetics: A detailed introduction [Video]

February 8, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Posted in Video | Leave a comment

In this presentation Dr Richard Meehan, UK Medical Research Council, examines the origins of the epigenetic hypothesis, charting its development from when the word was first coined in 1942 to current understanding, with an explanation of how epigenetic changes turn genes on and off.

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This presentation by Dr Richard Meehan was part of a workshop titled Emerging Science and Environmental Health, organised by the US Standing Committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions. For more information visit their website; for updates on new workshops and other information, sign up for their newsletter.

The next Standing Committee workshop (27-28 April 2011, Washington DC) will review the significance of the microbiome for human health and how environmental conditions can alter its balance, potentially increasing risk of asthma, autism, obesity and other health problems. Click here for more information about the workshop.

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