Nature and Nurture (Not Versus): the New Science of Epigenetics

January 28, 2013 – 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
Seating is limited, RSVP to: Research_Communications@umanitoba.ca, (204) 474-6689

Epigenetics steps in where mapping the human genome left off.  Nature says we inherit our genetic make-up or DNA code from our parents. Many believe this code and the genes it represents set the ‘program’ for who we are and what health risks we might possess. Nurture (or epigenetics) says that this program can be ‘hacked’ by life experience, either increasing or decreasing health risks already in our DNA code. Join our experts in a discussion about whether we can control our health destinies by controlling what we eat, drink, breathe, and where we live.

Experts

Dr. Jim Davie
Professor, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba,
Canada Research Chair in Chromatin Dynamics

Dr. Kirk McManus
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology, Cancer Care Manitoba

Dr. Mojgan Rastegar
Assistant Professor, Immunology, Biochemistry and Medical
Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba


Moderator

Dr. Peter Cattini
Professor and Head, Physiology,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba