Dr Nessa Carey, author of The Epigenetics Revolution
Dr Paul Shiels, Glasgow University
, Director of the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum
Chaired by Richard Holloway, writer and broadcaster
Organised byin association with the Edinburgh International Book Festival
VenueThe Guardian Spiegeltent
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The science of epigenetics goes far beyond former ideas about “nurture versus nature”. It analyses how our physical and social environment actually influences the way that our genetic inheritance is realised. How is this new approach changing our understanding of human genetics and the causes of obesity and disease? And what are the implications for our approach to key social policy questions around parenting, education, healthcare and ageing?
Dr Nessa Carey, author of The Epigenetics Revolution, Dr Paul Shiels, from Glasgow University’s Institute of Cancer Sciences, and Professor Steve Yearley from Edinburgh’s Genomics Forum discuss the implications with Richard Holloway.