Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Stuff After Genes

Have a look at a very nicely done article on epigenetics in a thoughtful new magazine called Miller-McCune.

This is one of the better pieces you'll see on the complex interplay between environmental factors and genes. It turns out that you are what you eat. But you're also what your grandma ate. Scary to think about.

Duke's own Randy Jirtle is mentioned, as no article on the field would be complete without him. Dean Bill Chameides has blogged on Jirtle as well.