Epigenetics and Evolution w/ Dr. Peter Ward

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Epigenetics gives humanity the incredible power to increase our lifespan and alter resistance to disease and illnesses like cancer and alzheimer's disease.

Coined by British scientist C. H. Waddington, epigenetics is the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.

Join us this week as we invite Dr. Peter Ward a Professor at the University of Washington and author of a new book titled, Lamarck's Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Evolution's Past and Present. Well answer a range of questions like:

*How is epigenetics going to change humanity over the next 15 - 30 years?
*What are the possible negative effects of epigenetics?
*Is it possible that epigenetics will be the cure for seemingly incurable diseases like cancer?
*How should we be thinking about epigenetics in the broader context of evolution as a whole?

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