As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Karin B. Michels ’17 explains that epigenetics changes as a result of the environment we live in and how we choose to live in it. Influences such as smoking, exercise, taking drugs, social interactions, air pollution, viruses, or the microbiome can all affect your epigenome. But what if your grandmother smoked? The question remains: Is epigenetics heritable?
Friday, March 10, 2017