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NASA’s Big Announcement — the UVA Connection

You may have heard the news from NASA: Spending time in space can change your gene expression. Scientists determined this by comparing the genetic makeup of twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly after Scott spent a year on the International Space Station.

Francine Garrett-Bakelman, MD, PhD, has been involved in the NASA twins project.

One of the scientists involved in the research project is our own Francine Garrett-Bakelman, MD, PhD. I’ll see if she will tell us a little more about the work. In the meantime, you can read about her role in this article from the Los Angeles Times.




(Image at top courtesy NASA.)

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