Genetics is the study of heredity and variation in living organisms. Some people are genetically predisposed to have a certain disease.
Dr. Paul Durham is a professor of cell biology and director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at Missouri State. He discusses what people can do that will make it less likely for them to develop the disease for which they are predisposed.
Missouri State University's regional leadership development program is accepting applications through August 31. Greater Ozarks Leadership Development (GOLD) fosters civic leadership capacity in southwest Missouri by developing a network of communication, cooperation and community building know-how across the private, public and nonprofit sectors.