Part I: Epigenetics:

Article: Hidden Switches in the Mind, by Eric Nestler, December 2011, Scientific American

Scientific American 305, 76 - 83 (2011) 
Published online: 15 November 2011 | doi:10.1038/scientificamerican1211-76

(podcast: http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=the-minds-hidden-switches-11-11-22)

Questions to think about:

Part II: Additional Articles for groups to read and report out to the class:

1.      http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/12/02/3902972.htm or http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/01/mice-inherit-specific-memories-because-epigenetics/

2.      http://discovermagazine.com/2013/may/13-grandmas-experiences-leave-epigenetic-mark-on-your-genes#.UqesddJDtyw

3.      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110704174616.htm and update http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423091113.htm

4.      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130401151035.htm and original article http://www.pnas.org/content/110/16/E1490.full

5.   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130103130756.htm and original article http://www.cell.com/cell-reports/retrieve/pii/S2211124712004275?_returnURL=http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2211124712004275?showall=true#Summary (click on tabs to see full article)

6.   http://www.siumed.edu/alz/pdf/2012%20Walker%20histone%20doi%20AGE.pdf

7.   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130925092235.htm and original article https://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/epigenetics/article/25865/

8.   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130509123647.htm

Or find an article of your choice, just has to be about research involving epigenetics.