Friday, March 16, 2012

Research in Epigenetics


I know it’s hard to believe – but the mice in this picture are identical twins!


As I mentioned in my previous post, nutrition affects the epigenome and thus the expression of our genes. Epigenomic research has revealed that not only what we eat affects our genome –but what our mothers ate affects us as well. These mice are a reflection of the affect of maternal diet on the epigenome.

Click on the NOVA science video below to learn more about epigenomic research with identical twins:

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Epigenetics video downloaded from Teachers' Domain, http://www.teachersdomain.org. 


I hope you have enjoyed this brief trip into the world of epigenetics! If you would like to explore this topic further, please check out this NOVA website:





Nancy


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