Season 2, Episode 10 of The Space and Science Show #AskAbby series
Presented by TheMarsGeneration.org
Does an Astronaut’s DNA Change in Space?
In the 10th episode of #AskAbby Season Two, please join Astronaut Abby as she answers the question, “Does an astronaut’s DNA change in space?” In early 2018, NASA reported that astronaut Scott Kelly, after returning from a year in space, had 7% different DNA than his twin brother, Mark Kelly. So, did space really change his DNA? Find out by watching this episode of the #AskAbby Space and Science Show!
Includes answers to questions including: What are the effects of space on DNA? What exactly are the factors about space travel that could affect DNA? What is the difference between DNA and gene expression? What’s an example of DNA expression? What is mRNA? What would happen if 7% of your DNA really changed? And much more!