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1 April 2010 Epigenetic Effects of Diet on Fruit Fly Lifespan: An Investigation to Teach Epigenetics to Biology Students
James Billingsley, Kimberly A. Carlson
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Do our genes exclusively control us, or are other factors at play? Epigenetics can provide a means for students to use inquiry-based methods to understand a complex biological concept. Students research and design an experiment testing whether dietary supplements affect the lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster over multiple generations.

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James Billingsley and Kimberly A. Carlson "Epigenetic Effects of Diet on Fruit Fly Lifespan: An Investigation to Teach Epigenetics to Biology Students," The American Biology Teacher 72(4), 231-234, (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.4.6
Published: 1 April 2010
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