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Feb
16

Epigenetics Cafe: Audio Available

Last night’s Cafe featured an introduction from Dr Anthony Isles to some of the epigenetic mechanisms currently being studied by scientists, and their possible effects on gene expression, together with a talk from Dr Michael Arribas-Ayllon on some of the potential social implications of epigenetic phenomena – for our understanding of gene-environment interactions, a renewed [...]

Feb
01

Next Cafe: The Nature of Nurture – Environment, Epigenetics and Ethics

In an age of advancing genetic science, the age-old debate over the primacy of nature versus that of nurture is often thought to have been largely settled. Stories in the media often depict our genes as determining the physical and even mental characteristics we possess. But the study of epigenetic phenomena complicates this picture. Epigenetics [...]

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