What is epigenetics?

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What is epigenetics?
« on: 14/09/2012 09:26:04 »
Virtually all the cells in our bodies contain the same DNA. This is the same DNA we were given when we started life as the fusion of an egg and sperm, with half our DNA coming from mum and half from dad. But we have hundreds of different types of cells - from blood to bone, liver to lung and everything in between. So how does this huge diversity arise if all these different cells have the same DNA?

To get some answers I spoke to Professor Tony Kouzarides from the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge.
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here

or [chapter podcast=4099 track=12.09.14/Naked_Genetics_12.09.14_10751.mp3] Listen to it now[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
« Last Edit: 14/09/2012 09:26:04 by _system »