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Offline PhoenixrisenTopic starter

Yet another reason to take care of yourself...
« on: January 22, 2012, 02:59:38 PM »
It's amazing, some of the stuff that geneticists are learning these days.

Epigenetics

Just thought I'd share. ;D

Offline DarklingAlice

Re: Yet another reason to take care of yourself...
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 07:29:50 PM »
That's an awesome video. Thank you for sharing it!

Epigenetics is extremely important, although not really that new. We actually knew about epigenetic elements like histones over 50 years before we actually understood that DNA was the genetic material. And their function has been fairly clear since the 1980s. I was a little disappointed not to see any mention of the epigenetic control of microRNA as recent research makes it seem likely that miRNA is more sensitive to epigentic control and in turn controls gene expression changes. It is far more likely that behavior induced alterations in gene expression are miRNA mediated rather than direct epigenetic effects. Still, quite a good gloss and I will definitely be tracking down more of this guy's videos.