Nessa Carey Explains Epigenetics with Marshmallows and Gum Drops

Genetics and epigenetics are admittedly not the easiest concepts to grasp. However, in this video, Nessa Carey, author of The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance (now available in paperback) helps out with a description of of how genes are controlled by epigenetic modifications. She demonstrates these concepts using strawberry laces, marshmallows and gum drops.

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