Epigenetics for friends and family

I often find it difficult explaining to friends and family exactly what I do in the lab. In fact, before I started my graduate work, concepts such as DNA, protein, electrophoresis and gene transfer all seemed to esoteric and foreign. That’s why, whenever I come across an article or video that helps clarify our field of work to the layman, I am inclined to share.

In honor of the 10 year anniversary of the sequencing of the human genome, Joe Kloc of Mother Jones has put together a simple yet elegant explanation of epigenetics.

Check it out by clicking on The Illustrated Guide to Epigenetics.

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