Epigenetics Around the Web: No, income inequality does not cause epigenetic changes, botching Lamarck, and more

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 ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: No, Dr. Sarah Gottfried, we can’t control genes with lifestyle tweaks, and more

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 ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Avoid Craigslist for epigenetics advice; Engineering superhumans

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 ...
Unreliable science? Scores of mice studies may be tainted because of standard handling practice

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 ...
2 young leukemia patients cured with T-cell immunotherapy using genetically engineered donor cells

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 ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Spinach, turnips likely won’t protect you from air pollution, and more

Epigenetics Around the Web: Spinach, turnips likely won’t protect you from air pollution, and more

This week’s features: BBC's poor decision to cover study claiming vitamin B protects against air pollution and experts join ELP ...
Palm reading: How genetic, epigenetic scans could boost palm oil yields, reduce environmental footprint

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 ...
To boost crop yields, stress tolerance one biotech startup turns to epigenetics

To boost crop yields, stress tolerance one biotech startup turns to epigenetics

The news that’s arrived is that TechAccel, the Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, announced it has completed an ...
To boost crop yields and stress tolerance, one biotech startup turns to epigenetics

To boost crop yields and stress tolerance, one biotech startup turns to epigenetics

The news that’s arrived is that TechAccel, the Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, announced it has completed an ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Oprah Magazine fumbles 'inherited trauma' story, and more

Epigenetics Around the Web: Oprah Magazine fumbles ‘inherited trauma’ story, and more

This week’s features: Writer for Oprah Magazine falls for classic epigenetics pitfalls; life insurance company is using methylation data to ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Dolly the sheep and aging. Epigenetics is not genetics. Obstacles to gene editing.

Epigenetics Around the Web: Dolly the sheep and aging. Epigenetics is not genetics. Obstacles to gene editing.

This week’s features include: a clinic that doesn't know the difference between epigenetics and genetics; lessons about aging from Dolly ...
Disease treatment, tissue regeneration may be bolstered by precise identification of stem cells

Disease treatment, tissue regeneration may be bolstered by precise identification of stem cells

Scientists at Rutgers and other universities have created a new way to identify the state and fate of stem cells ...
20 percent of cancer patients resistant to chemotherapy -- tweaking gene expression could help

20 percent of cancer patients resistant to chemotherapy — tweaking gene expression could help

Approximately 20 percent of all cancers have a mutation that makes them incredibly resistant to chemotherapy – a gene called KRAS. KRAS-mutant ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Engineering better humans? Fearmongering in Canada? Fake autism treatments?

Epigenetics Around the Web: Engineering better humans? Fearmongering in Canada? Fake autism treatments?

Epigenetics Around the Web is a weekly roundup of studies and news in the field of epigenetics presented by GLP ...
Cholesterol and heart disease risk could be lowered with a single injection

Cholesterol and heart disease risk could be lowered with a single injection

A one-off injection could one day lower your cholesterol levels for the rest of your life. People born with natural ...
Next big thing in the world of crime solving: Epigenetics?

Next big thing in the world of crime solving: Epigenetics?

[A]dvances in epigenetics – the study of reversible chemical modifications to chromosomes that play a role in determining which genes ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Chemo affects sperm? Cancer causes. Younger looking skin?

Epigenetics Around the Web: Chemo affects sperm? Cancer causes. Younger looking skin?

Epigenetics Around the Web is a weekly roundup of studies and news in the field of epigenetics presented by GLP ...
Women may be buffered from traumatic stress by high estrogen levels

Women may be buffered from traumatic stress by high estrogen levels

Whether a woman’s estrogen level is high or low could determine if she may be susceptible to developing post-traumatic stress ...
Battle over America's waistline: How obesity affects having children and their health

Battle over America’s waistline: How obesity affects having children and their health

On one side are social forces behind a “fat acceptance” movement seeking to normalize obesity or at least reduce discrimination ...
Rett syndrome, other diseases could be treated by waking silenced genes

Rett syndrome, other diseases could be treated by waking silenced genes

Rett syndrome...is a neurological developmental disorder and is classified as a particularly extreme form of autism. But, unlike most forms of ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: The dangers of romance?

Epigenetics Around the Web: The dangers of romance?

Epigenetics Around the Web is a weekly roundup of studies and news in the field of epigenetics presented by GLP ...
Leading plant scientist says he's skipping Science March on Washington: Here's why

Leading plant scientist says he’s skipping Science March on Washington: Here’s why

[Editor's note: Kevin Folta, a molecular biologist and chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, offers ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Can changes acquired during an organism’s life be passed on?

Epigenetics Around the Web: Can changes acquired during an organism’s life be passed on?

Epigenetics Around the Web is a weekly roundup of the latest studies and news in the field of epigenetics presented ...
Spread of pancreatic cancer fueled by epigenetic changes

Spread of pancreatic cancer fueled by epigenetic changes

[Editor's note: Excerpts are from an interview with Andrew Feinberg of Johns Hopkins, whose research shows how epigenetics affects the spread of ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Alzheimer's drug moves closer to patients

Epigenetics Around the Web: Alzheimer’s drug moves closer to patients

Epigenetics Around the Web is a weekly roundup of the latest studies and news in the field of epigenetics presented ...
Cultural, social experiences may be reflected in epigenetic marks

Cultural, social experiences may be reflected in epigenetic marks

A UC San Francisco-led study has identified signatures of ethnicity in the genome that appear to reflect an ethnic group's ...
Obesity changes gene activity which may predict diabetes risk study says

Obesity changes gene activity which may predict diabetes risk study says

In what is being called the biggest study yet on the effect of body mass index (BMI) on DNA, researchers ...
What genetics reveals about traditional Chinese medicine

What genetics reveals about traditional Chinese medicine

Can Chinese medicine impact the human genome, and deliver on its promises? A variety of individual responses to these therapies ...