Welcome to Summer Science, a special edition of highlights from 2012


Our understanding of genetics has increased rapidly over the last few decades - and in the last few years there has also been a grrowing realisation about how much the environment influences genes and DNA, including down the generations. To find out more about epigenetics science communication student Gerard Barbalich heads to the University of Otago to meet cancer geneticist Parry Guilford and student Tyler McInnes.

The Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago runs masters level courses in natural history film-making, science writing and general science communication.