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British geneticist Edith Heard discusses the limitations of epigenetics

| | June 25, 2013
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When something isn’t working, Edith Heard is the kind of person who will try to fix it. And at the top of her list might well be the reputation of her subject – epigenetics.

“I get the feeling that people want to believe epigenetics is going to solve our genetic problems, that we can somehow undo what our parents have given us in terms of our genes,” she says. “I think that’s a fallacy.”

Read the full story here: Edith Heard: ‘We can’t undo what our parents have given us in terms of our genes’

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