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.
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.)