ISB/Science in Society: Dr. Joe Nadeau: The Unexpected Ways Ancestral Genetics &
You might not be familiar with "epigenetics," but it's a science that could save lives - and Seattle's Dr. Joseph Nadeau is at its forefront. Ever since Mendel founded the science of genetics, researchers have worked to identify disease genes within affected individuals - and now Nadeau, the Director of Research and Academic Affairs at the Institute for Systems Biology, and his research group have made pioneering discoveries in cancer and obesity by finding that epigenetic states (the non-genetic mechanisms that influence which genes are turned on or off in the body) can persist across generations, and modern traits and diseases can result from the action of genetic variants in previous generations. Presented as part of Science in Society, a collaboration of the Institute for Systems Biology and Town Hall. Series supported by Microsoft; media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
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