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Discovery science: intergenerational effects

Watch Professor Andrew Prentice explain how discovery science is important and how it has changed the way we think about health interventions we use.

How can discovery science contribute to the improvement of child health? If we don’t know the cause of a problem, we’re unlikely to know the solution to it either. This is how science has changed the way we think and the health interventions we use. In this step we focus on epigenetics, with Professor Andrew Prentice highlighting the potential intergenerational effects of nutrition on mothers and their children.

In thinking about discovery science, what would be nice for us to know, and what do we need to know in order to make a difference to child health? If you could choose anything, what new piece of biological information do you think would help us solve a particular problem that impacts upon child mortality and morbidity?

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