Epigenetic Response

Some scientists are taking issue with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and physician Siddhartha Mukherjee's piece in the New Yorker on epigenetics. In it, Mukherjee explores the relationship between nature and nurture and how that might be mediated by epigenetics. He starts his article off by sharing the story of his mother and her identical twin sister.

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