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NICK BURTON

Interview with a Fellow: Epigenetics from Pea Aphids to People

Dr Nick Burton is a Research Fellow at Pembroke College working in the field of Genetics/Molecular Biology. Dr Burton researches the impact of a mother's environment on the development of her offspring. In pea aphids for example, environmental stresses can cause the mother to 'program' her offspring to have wings, or not have wings. He refers to this as 'maternal bet-hedging', because the idea is that the developmental changes make the…

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The Birthplace of the Foundress

Pembroke College was founded on Christmas Eve, 1347, by Marie de St Pol, the widow of the Earl of Pembroke. Marie was born in St. Pol-sur-Ternoise, a small town near…

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