26 min

Superyeast: brewing beer and understanding epigenetic‪s‬ PhDrinking

    • Education

Have you ever wondered why identical twins can share exactly the same DNA, but still seem to have differences? Well part of that may be due to epigenetics, or how DNA is coiled up within a cell such that some parts are easier to access and use than others. Today's guest Tess Korthout studies the epigenetics of yeast cells to answer questions about gene regulation and cancer.

Suggested Reading:

Tess' chromatin proteome research paper:
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/12/09/229955

Tess' lab website:
https://www.nki.nl/divisions/gene-regulation/van-leeuwen-fr-group/

Pioneering article in Discover Magazine:
http://discovermagazine.com/2006/nov/cover

Finally a great TED talk about epigenetics:
https://www.ted.com/talks/moshe_szyf_how_early_life_experience_is_written_into_dna

Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/
Follow Tess Korthout: @tesskorthout

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

Have you ever wondered why identical twins can share exactly the same DNA, but still seem to have differences? Well part of that may be due to epigenetics, or how DNA is coiled up within a cell such that some parts are easier to access and use than others. Today's guest Tess Korthout studies the epigenetics of yeast cells to answer questions about gene regulation and cancer.

Suggested Reading:

Tess' chromatin proteome research paper:
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/12/09/229955

Tess' lab website:
https://www.nki.nl/divisions/gene-regulation/van-leeuwen-fr-group/

Pioneering article in Discover Magazine:
http://discovermagazine.com/2006/nov/cover

Finally a great TED talk about epigenetics:
https://www.ted.com/talks/moshe_szyf_how_early_life_experience_is_written_into_dna

Follow me: PhDrinking@gmail.com, @PhDrinking, @SadieWit, www.facebook.com/PhDrinking/
Follow Tess Korthout: @tesskorthout

Thanks to www.bensound.com/ for the intro/outro
Thanks to @TylerDamme for audio editing

26 min

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