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Sep 16

DNA SIG Meeting (Information)

Date & Time
16 September 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Sydney

The DNA SIG meeting is a hybrid meeting for members with an interest in DNA for their genealogy research. Members should register to attend this event by logging in and selecting the event with "(Register)" in the title.

The topic for this meeting is:

Epigenetics - inheritance outside of DNA

Epigenetics is the science of how major lifetime experiences of parents and grandparents can have biological effects on their children and grandchildren, without changing anyone's DNA. For example, there is double the risk of death from heart disease for the children and grandchildren of people who suffered famine in their slow-growth phase (when aged 8-15 years) and there are higher rates of diabetes and obesity in people whose grandfathers experienced food oversupply in their slow-growth period.

The presentation will be given by Dr Rachel Woodhouse of the Australian National University, who is an expert on trans-generational epigenetic inheritance. Dr Woodhouse will speak about the evidence for epigenetics using real-life examples, what kinds of things are likely to be inheritable epigenetically, what epigenetics is, how it might work and how she studies this in her laboratory at the ANU.

If you are interested in this event you might also be interested in the many other benefits of membership. See Membership Benefits for member benefits, or go straight to Join or Renew to join.

For more information about the activities of the DNA SIG, including details of future events, click here 

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