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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Top stories from 2016

Epigenetics Around the Web is a weekly roundup of the latest studies and news in the field of epigenetics presented ...
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Do parents pass down trauma to their children?

When the children of Holocaust survivors came of age in the 1970s, psychologists realized that they felt the trauma of ...
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Genetic engineering successfully reverses aging in mice, rejuvenating organs

At the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., scientists are trying to get time to run backward. Biological time, that ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Watch how epigenetic changes cause cancer

Epigenetics Around the Web is a weekly roundup of the latest studies and news in the field of epigenetics presented ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Should theory of evolution expand to include epigenetics?

Epigenetics around the web is a weekly roundup of the latest studies and news in the field of epigenetics. This ...
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Cancer can emerge from changes to epigenome, not just gene mutations

Doctors’ ruling perspective on cancer has been that it is caused by a series of genetic changes. However, a team ...

What you eat influences which genes your gut microbes switch on and off

New research provides further evidence of the important role that gut microbes play in health - by revealing they alter ...
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Epigenetics around the web: Epigenetics initiative IHEC releases 41 studies in one day; your office has a microbiome

Epigenetics around the web is a weekly roundup of the latest studies and news in the field of epigenetics. This ...
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What role do epigenetic changes play in development of autism?

What causes autism? The weight of scientific evidence implicates several genes, but genetics doesn't explain the whole story. Environmental factors ...
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Despite distrust of genetics, indigenous people express enthusiasm for epigenetics

For the last two decades, Indigenous peoples have consistently resisted genetics on local, national and international scales. Awareness of genetics ...
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Why some people struggle with shift work fatigue: It’s in the genes

Some people adapt easily to shift work, but not everyone can handle constant disruptions to their daily rhythm. Finnish researchers ...
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Does first-ever epigenetics-based test to assess male fertility rely on flawed science?

In as many as 40% of cases, the man is the sole cause or a contributing cause of a couple's ...
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Unapproved DNA drug therapy could reduce breast cancer and leukemia tumors

Promising data has revealed a new treatment for breast cancer and leukemia. It works by attacking cancer cells’ ability to repair ...
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IVF doesn’t cause low sperm counts in boy babies—Genes do

Media coverage of a recent study about infertility among boys who were conceived through IVF highlights that many misunderstand how ...
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Epigenetics and disease: No easy answers

How can epigenetics, the systems that turn genes off and on, help us understand disease? It may take a while ...
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Male test for infertility detects epigenetic changes linked to smoking, obesity

Traditional sperm tests don’t reveal much. They can assess how many sperm a man produces, whether sperm are misshapen, and how ...
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‘Black and white twins’: How genetics, epigenetics explain non-identical identical twins

[Identical twins Amelia and Jasmine aren't] identical...One child has dark skin, black hair and brown eyes while the other has ...
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How epigenetics, our gut microbiome and the environment interact to change our lives

There appears to be an incredible, largely invisible world, of cellular communication, symbiosis, and chemistry occurring between ‘us’ and the ...

Changes in pattern of epigenetic tags accurately predicts gestational age

Researchers have developed a method for estimating developmental maturity of newborns. It is based on tracking DNA methylation, a structural ...
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Each of us has a genetically-programmed aging clock

Five per cent of us are genetically programmed to age faster and die younger than everyone else, a groundbreaking new ...