Saturday Morning Science
September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Epigenetics: the good, the bad and the ugly
Rocío Melissa Rivera
Associate Professor, Division of Animal Sciences
University of Missouri
The epigenome is the molecular machinery that controls how and when the DNA is read. The epigenome responds to environmental cues in a positive or negative manner. The use of assisted reproduction to conceive can result in inappropriate development of some offspring. The main research goal of the Rivera laboratory is to identify the involvement of the epigenome in this phenomenon.