What Your Genes Can Tell You About Your Memory

A recent study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania identified key molecules involved in forming long-term memories. Experts discuss how this is the latest in a growing field of research on how our bodies regulate our genes, and how this process affects our memories.

Segment Guests

Ted Abel

Ted Abel is a director of the Biological Basis of Behavior Program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

David Sweatt

David Sweatt is a chair of the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama.

Meet the Producer

About Denise Chow

Denise Chow is a sci-tech editor at Live Science and a former associate producer for Science Friday.