Dr. Fleet introduces viewers to the field of epigenetics, citing both laboratory experiments and observations in nature. She explores the social and policy issues that might arise as a result of screening for epigenetic information, or even as a result of a better understanding of epigenetic mechanisms. Of particular interest is how this might affect obligations regarding reproduction even prior to the reproduction itself.
Dr. Christine Fleet is Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the Biology department at Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA. Her work focuses on the regulation of the hormone gibberellin, and she regularly collaborates with students conducting genetics-related research projects.