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27 December 2007

Thursday 27 December 2007 21:00-21:30 (Radio 4 FM)


Edi Stark looks at the burgeoning field of epigenetics, which determines whether genes are turned on or off. Until recently, the patterns of epigenetic marks on our DNA were thought to be fixed. New research, however, has shown that they can change through our lifetimes and that some of those changes can play a role in diseases, particularly cancer.

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