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Vinegar may activate ‘epigenetic switch’ that could increase crops’ drought tolerance

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) have discovered a new, yet simple, way to increase drought ...
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Mosquito suppression on ‘continental scale’ could be possible with CRISPR

Scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Trump isn’t affecting human evolution and organic produce isn’t helping your sperm

Is Donald Trump adversely affecting human evolution? One professor's opinion shows how the left politicizes science too; Men's Health quotes ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Q&A on hype of epigenetics and health link on Reddit Science ‘Ask Me Anything’

Epigenetics Literacy Project's Nicholas Staropoli took to Reddit Science to answer questions and debunk myths about the budding, yet controversial, ...
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Is it possible to stop our muscles and bones from deteriorating as we age?

With age, the form and function of our bones and muscles drop off, putting us as increased risk for frailty ...
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Tea may lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart attacks by altering gene activity

Tea has been linked to numerous health benefits, from a reduced risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure to ...
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Read ELP’s Nicholas Staropoli Reddit Science ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Epigenetics: Hype and Health

Editor’s Note: On Friday, June 2nd from 1pm–3pm EDT, ELP director Nicholas Staropoli hosted a Reddit-science Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) about the hype surrounding ...
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Eating broccoli can change your DNA, reduce prostate cancer risk

[A] new study has...found that sulforaphane—a compound abundant in broccoli—can help regulate long non-coding RNAs and, in turn, reduce the ...
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Human ‘tree rings’? Neuroimaging predicts life span and brain age

In recent years, scientists have plumbed the molecular depths of the body and surfaced with tell-tale biomarkers of aging, some ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Microbiome boom; and What links Native American repatriations to epigenetics? Nothing

This week’s features: CNN story on UCLA professor botches 'epigenetics and Indians'; and why you shouldn't trust personalized microbiome tests--yet ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Integrative medicine physicians and new book ‘Born Anxious’ fail Epigenetics 101

A new book hyped by several sites is likely based on pseudoscience, which underscores why physicians need to be more ...
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Childhood ‘overgrowth’—often leading to facial distortions—found linked to cancer-causing genes, epigenetics

Researchers have undertaken the world's largest genetic study of childhood overgrowth syndromes - providing new insights into their causes, and ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Marie Claire’s missteps on probiotics and microbiome; Dad’s role in fetal health

Missteps on science, journalism and advertising; Overhyping the epigenetic relationship between healthy fathers and healthy children ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: IFL Science doesn’t f****** understand how humans ‘inherit’ modifications

The popular science site IFL Science whiffs at covering a major study; and can we please stop talking about 'space ...
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Can epigenetics help fuel personalized medicine revolution in cancer treatment?

Already, doctors, to some degree, use personal genomics tests that integrate our unique genetic makeup into clinical decision-making. However, there ...
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Inheritance of epigenetic modifications observed through 14 generations in roundworms

To a degree, our lineage dictates how our genes are expressed, how we look, age, and live. However, a recent study ...
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Could it be possible to slow, or even rewind, our body's aging clock?

Could it be possible to slow, or even rewind, our body’s aging clock?

Ageing in humans (and animals) can be seen as either an inevitable process of wear and tear or as an ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Evolution of instincts — How ‘real’ is behavioral plasticity?

A researcher's decision to broadcast his controversial hypothesis about the evolution of instincts is irresponsible, and a study throws cold ...
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Behold the octopus: Problem solver, tool user and now, gene editor

The more we learn about octopuses and squids, the more mysterious they become. The ability to edit their own RNA ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Epigenetics and health in 2030, botched vitamin B cure, and more

This week’s features: Vitamin B still won't protect you from air pollution, and epigenetics and the city of 2030. Plus, ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: No, income inequality does not cause epigenetic changes, botching Lamarck, and more

A psychology professor claims that income inequality is causing epigenetic changes and a Huffington Post article on climate change and ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: No, Dr. Sarah Gottfried, we can’t control genes with lifestyle tweaks, and more

This week’s features: An MD is pushing pseudoscience to sell her new book and a word of caution about epigenetics ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Avoid Craigslist for epigenetics advice; Engineering superhumans

Futurism's claims about the potential of epigenetics to create superhumans are about as scientific as a superhero comic book...and other ...
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Unreliable science? Scores of mice studies may be tainted because of standard handling practice

Scores of scientific studies based on mice are being called into question because their behaviour is affected by the way ...
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2 young leukemia patients cured with T-cell immunotherapy using genetically engineered donor cells

Gene-edited immune cells cure two British babies with childhood leukemia. But instead of patient-specific cells, doctors used cheaper universal cells ...
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Palm reading: How genetic, epigenetic scans could boost palm oil yields, reduce environmental footprint

Palm oil is a commodity that generally evokes images of mass deforestation, human-rights violations and dying orangutans. In Indonesia and ...
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