A 21st Century Revolution | The Science of Epigenetics: How Epigenetics Is Transforming our Understanding of Health and Disease

One should be wary of understating the importance of DNA in biology. Its elucidation in the 20th Century must surely count among humanity’s greatest scientific achievements, transforming the way we think about life and providing a common thread between organisms as diverse as bacteria and chimpanzees. However, there are many profound biological questions that genetics is unable to resolve, not least among them some of our most intimate concerns about human health and disease, and the critical role of our lifestyle and other environmental factors in shaping these. The exploding field of epigenetics has the potential to address these questions. In this talk we will explore what we mean by epigenetics, why it is so important, and how we might be able to harness it for a healthier future.

See the eventbrite link below for full talk description and to RSVP.

Location: Biotech Without Borders
33 Flatbush Ave., 4th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11217

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When: Wed., Sep. 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One should be wary of understating the importance of DNA in biology. Its elucidation in the 20th Century must surely count among humanity’s greatest scientific achievements, transforming the way we think about life and providing a common thread between organisms as diverse as bacteria and chimpanzees. However, there are many profound biological questions that genetics is unable to resolve, not least among them some of our most intimate concerns about human health and disease, and the critical role of our lifestyle and other environmental factors in shaping these. The exploding field of epigenetics has the potential to address these questions. In this talk we will explore what we mean by epigenetics, why it is so important, and how we might be able to harness it for a healthier future.

See the eventbrite link below for full talk description and to RSVP.

Location: Biotech Without Borders
33 Flatbush Ave., 4th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Free