Maternal Bodies and the Explanatory Landscape of Epigenetics

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 210AB (San Jose Convention Center)
Sarah S. Richardson, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Epigenetics research situates the maternal body as a central site of epigenetic programming and transmission, and a key locus of medical intervention. Epigenetic science converges with social ideas about women and motherhood, raising social, ethical and philosophical questions.