Marin Veldic, M.D., a psychiatrist in the Mayo Clinic Mood Disorders Clinic is doing some very interesting reserach in epigenetics – that is, that study of how environmental factors outside of parents and original genetic code impact/change our genetic predisposition. More specifically, Dr. Veldic is researching how epigenetics may impact those who have depression and bi-polar disorders. To do so, he’s using the Mayo Clinic biobank, which a collection samples such as blood, tissue and health record of more than 20,000 people. Watch him explain his fascinating research above.
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