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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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Paul and various other PKPers gather for a 4th of July grill-out

From Cornfields to Castles

A letter to PKP students from someone who’s been there Written by Paul Jeffries In your first few conversations in the dining halls of Pembroke or Kings College, the standard…

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