Epigenetics: Why You Don’t Have Teeth in Your Eyeballs
|Dates:||5 February 2014|
|Times:||19:00 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
Dr Nessa Carey, visiting Professor at Imperial College London will give the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society Lecture.
How can it be that almost all the cells in your body contain exactly the same genes, and yet the various cell types are all completely different? The answer lies in the new science of epigenetics, which answers this and many other questions. Find out how tiny chemical alterations to DNA and its associated proteins influence the course of almost all life on earth, without ever changing the sequence of a single gene. Using this new knowledge scientists are finally homing in on the elusive links between nature and nurture.
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