30 Mar 2015

The impact of environmental factors on our genes

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 30 March 2015

Professor Joe Nadeau is at the forefront of the study of epigenetics - investigating how environmental factors like diet, stress and conditions in the womb can alter a person's genetic make-up. He is an award winning scientist at the Pacific Northwest Institute in Seattle.His most recent breakthrough is the discovery that epigentic changes can be passed down from parent to child for several generations - but it's still unclear how or why that happens.