Epigenetics and the Human Condition


Arri Eisen, professor of pedagogy, Biology and the Institute for the Liberal Arts, Emory College, with Fahamu Pecou, visual artist

Imagine if there were a link between the experience of art, its creation and our genes. Epigenetics is the study of heritable characteristics not caused by changes in DNA sequence, but rather induced by non-genetic factors that alter gene expression. In this course, the next generation of physicians and scientists explore human development—from molecules to communities—with input from visual artist, Fahamu Pecou, whose art examines trauma and the Black male experience.