Theres more to life than the four letters of DNA, and our cells use a chemical tag known as DNA methylation to mark out certain parts of the genome, helping cells to remember what theyre doing. And, as you might expect, its pretty important. Plus, how your GCSE success could be encoded in your genes, an important molecular cause of autism identified, and an illuminating gene of the month.
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In this edition of Naked Genetics
01:07 – Peter Jones – DNA methylation
To get the low-down on the mysteries of methylation I spoke to one of the
leading experts in the field – Professor Peter Jones.
09:52 – Robert Plomin – GCSE genes
Robert Plomin at Kings College London has discovered that genetics
makes an unexpectedly large contribution to children’s GCSE grades