Opinion article* published in The Conversation written by doctoral scholar, Human Molecular Nutrition Laboratory & Casual Academic at University of Newcastle, Emma Beckett.

While the Human Genome Project gave us unprecedented amounts of information about our existence, it was only the first step in explaining how and why we are what we are.

Find out more about the epigenome, and how by understanding them, we could pinpoint the mistakes or changes that cause diseases from cancer to mental illness.

Read the full article in The Conversation.

* Opinion pieces represent the author’s views.