Friday, March 13, 2009

Epigeneticist to give 'Life of Mind' talk

The "nature versus nurture" debate has taken new twists and turns in recent years, as epigeneticists have started unraveling the mysteries of how genetic material is packaged. Chair of Biology Victor Corces, whose lab is working at the leading edge of epigenetics, will give a talk on Monday, March 16, entitled "Beyond the Genome: DNA is Not Destiny."

The free, public lecture begins at 4 p.m. in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library.

For more about the work of Corces, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Biology, read his profile in Emory Report. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor, who used a $1 million grant to create RISE, a program that brings inner-city high school students to campus to work alongside Emory students in his lab.

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