Serving epigenetics before its time

Publication Type Journal Articles
Year of Publication 2014
Authors Juengst ET, Fishman JR, McGowan ML, Settersten RA
Journal Trends in Genetics
Volume 30
Issue 10
Pagination 427 – 429
Date Published 9/2014
ISSN 01689525
Abstract Ernesto and Julio Gallo, pioneers of the Californian wine industry, famously boasted in their advertising that they would ‘Serve no wine before its time’. In an era in which both science funders and the public prize the rapid translation of basic biological science into human health benefits, the incentives to extrapolate from bench and animal studies to serve people science before its time – that is, to offer health advice in advance of relevant evidence – are growing. The rush to prematurely bottle human health prescriptions from emerging epigenetic research might be tempered by the wisdom of a more ‘Gallo-lian’ approach to science communication
DOI 10.1016/j.tig.2014.08.001
Short Title Trends in Genetics