Epigenetics - Michelle Thunders

Date Published: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 09:03
Duration: 
28:08

Michelle Thunders talks about epigenetics, genomics and personalised medicine. Michelle is a senior lecturer in the department of pathology and molecular medicine at the University of Otago.

 

 

Topics:

  • What is epigenetics?
  • Examples of epigenetics turning on/off
  • Genomics and relevance to clinical practice
  • Consumer DNA testing, any down sides?

Take home message

  • Level of understanding is key, understand the basics and don’t get hung-up.
  • Environment has significant impact on our epigenome.
  • Keep consumer DNA testing light-hearted. It is not diagnostic.

  

Resources

Presenter

Michelle Thunders
Senior Lecturer

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