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Below Jessica Tyler, from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, introduces epigenetics, a topic I’ve touched on a few times and would like to elaborate further on. Her introduction is fairly gentle; hopefully some of the essence of the thing will come across to non-specialists!

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(Excuse the back-to-back videos and no articles – I’m very busy until at least Friday!)

Other articles on Code for life:

Epigenetics, growing old and identical twins becoming unique

Doggie ERVs

Transcribing a gene, free poster

Autism — looking for parent-of-origin effects

Coiling bacterial DNA

Epigenetics and 3-D gene structure