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Public talk: Can we alter our genetic destiny?

By Academy of Science 1 August 2015 0

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Science fiction giant Phillip K. Dick’s 1956 classic The Minority Report raised disturbing questions about how society might behave if we knew that the environment could alter our genetic destiny.

The field of epigenetics is now very much science fact: the finding that we may carry in our DNA the legacy of our ancestors’ environmental conditions – and that we may be creating in our own living conditions a legacy for our descendants’ health, and even the future evolution of the species.

Associate Professor Cath Suter will tell us how epigenetics works to control how our DNA instructions are interpreted.

When: Tuesday 1 September 2015
Time: Refreshments from 5.30pm; lecture and live streaming from 6pm
Where: The Shine Dome, Gordon St, Acton

Entry is $6 per person and bookings are essential. For more information, visit the Academy of Science website.

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