Tag: Epigenetics

What Determines Our Complexity?

What Determines Our Complexity?

What makes humans more complex than plants or bacteria? Surprisingly, it’s not how much DNA we have, but rather how much of our DNA doesn’t encode for protein – known as the non-coding genome.

The Science of Survivorship

The Science of Survivorship

As a cancer researcher, I often wonder about patients after their ordeal with cancer. How does the body change after facing a life-threatening illness? Do cells in our body hold the memory of disease in some way? Survivorship is a word that describes life after…

Get Alternative with Epigenetics

Get Alternative with Epigenetics

Our bodies are marvels of precise control, synchronization and design. Every one of our cells has the same genetic sequence, but we have many different types of cells – heart, muscle, lung, skin. Amazingly, our body has a mechanism to determine which cell is which…