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Registration: Nessa Carey, “Epigenetics – the reason there are no teeth in your eyeballs”.

Nessa Carey, “Epigenetics – the reason there are no teeth in your eyeballs”.
28th February 2013, 6pm – 7pm, Lucy Cavendish College.

There’s more to the complexity of life than DNA, because there are multiple examples of situations where the same DNA sequence can generate many different outcomes.  This is the new science of epigenetics and it explains phenomena as diverse as the different cell types in the human body, the colours of tortoiseshell cats, the lifespans of queen bees, the interactions between nature and nurture and exciting new therapies for cancer.  More controversially, it may also underlie adult consequences of childhood trauma, and even lead to Lamarckian inheritance of acquired characteristics.  And much, much more.

Nessa Carey is a former academic who has worked for over a decade in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.  She is the author of the popular science book “The Epigenetics Revolution”.

A joint event with Lucy Cavendish College.

Free to attend but please register online below

If you have any questions, please email Claire (

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