“We want to know whether our future baby’s health is based on genes or the environment.” This is a concern shared by a lot of would-be parents for sure, and is the question posed to Dr. M. Elizabeth Ross at the beginning of this short video. The video, made by the labs of Dr. Ross and Dr. Christopher E. Mason at Weill Cornell Medical College is part of a competition sponsored by the NIH to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Common Fund.
The video takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to explaining an NIH-funded project investigating the role of epigenetic changes in birth defects. The contest ends tomorrow, May 9, and the results will be determined by the number of “Likes” the videos receive on YouTube.
To vote for this or any of the other amazing videos (and songs), check out the contest page here.