Epigenetics…let’s get started.

The text below refers to laboratory results published back in 2011. However, those results are a good example of what epigenetics can mean to our lives. If, after reading the post, you’re more confused than before, don’t worry – even senior scientists working in this field for a long time can be surprised by the experimental results related with epigenetics!

I am writing about a paper published more than a year ago to start a new series called: EpiPosts. More to come soon – how can we resist this topic?!

Science and us - part III

credits: Ana Costa

How much do we care about science?

Nature behaves in such a way that novelty is put before us every day. As a result, we often don’t understand it or comprehend its full meaning. Living organisms, still rocks, or physical phenomena are only a few examples of never-ending sources of pertinent questions. Even, or dare we say, specially, when they obey their natural rules in a remarkable perfect manner. By questioning the well doings of nature, science prepares to understand the misbehaviours that can originate inconvenients, pain and death. The more we know about the governing processes behind the common everyday aspects of what surrounds us, the easier it will be to avoid and overcome the defaults that we are to encounter.

Next time we try to reason how planes can become faster in the future, we could also try to understand how the different birds succeed in the air. 

Eventually, science is there to satisfy our curiosity and our needs. In the end, it may very likely shape our life. But we have to ask the questions to get the answers. So, are we willing to care more about science? If we want our particular issues to be addressed, may they be desperate enquiries or curious doubts, clearly the answer has to be yes.