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The University of Southampton
Beyond the Gene

Opening up new ways of thinking about the body 

This project explores the cultural implications of current research in epigenetics, which is taking our understanding of the human condition beyond the gene-centric model that dominated science and culture in the 20th century. This new science is uncovering the complex of genetic and non-genetic factors which shape human development. Public understanding of heritability and genetics is beginning to be transformed; we aim to help lay the foundations for an accurate, informed picture based on genuine dialogue between the humanities and the sciences.

About the project

Find out more detail about the project, including its two main strands.

Supported by

Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing,

Faculty of Humanities

Public Event

'Beyond the Gene: New Perspectives on Inheritance'
Wednesday 12th September 6 - 8.30 pm at The Linnean Society, Burlington House, Picadilly, London

Click here for more information.

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