Put this on your to-do list: TiVo today's episode of ScienceNow on PBS. The NOVA folks will be discussing epigenetics, among other topics. PBS is also accepting questions on the subject (epigenetics news blogger Trevor Covert has information on how to submit) and passing them along to Duke's Randy Jirtle for answers.

 

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