Today’s dose journeys to the center of the epigenome.
‘Epigenetics’ is a a bit of a buzzword today. Researchers still have much to learn about how interactions between the genome and various environmental stimuli activate or silence various genes. It’s thought that this elaborate chromosomal ballet has important consequences for human health. For a refresher on the basics, the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah offers a concise explanation of the molecular structure of the epigenome with this elegant animation: