Can prenatal supplements reduce schizophrenia risk?

Can prenatal supplements reduce schizophrenia risk?

Schizophrenia has a clear genetic basis, but genes don't tell the whole story. The other factors that determine whether or ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Top stories from 2016

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 ...
Do parents pass down trauma to their children?

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 ...
Genetic engineering successfully reverses aging in mice, rejuvenating organs

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 ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Watch how epigenetic changes cause cancer

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 ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Should theory of evolution expand to include epigenetics?

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 ...
Cancer can emerge from changes to epigenome, not just gene mutations

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 ...
Cancer and genetics: How your whole body smokes a cigarette

Cancer and genetics: How your whole body smokes a cigarette

Cigarettes smoking causes lung, throat and larynx cancers–which makes sense because those tissues come directly into contact with smoke and ...
Epigenetics around the web: Epigenetics initiative IHEC releases 41 studies in one day; your office has a microbiome

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 ...
What role do epigenetic changes play in development of autism?

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 ...
Despite distrust of genetics, indigenous people express enthusiasm for epigenetics

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 ...
Why some people struggle with shift work fatigue: It's in the genes

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 ...
Does first-ever epigenetics-based test to assess male fertility rely on flawed science?

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 ...
Unapproved DNA drug therapy could reduce breast cancer and leukemia tumors

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 ...
IVF doesn’t cause low sperm counts in boy babies—Genes do

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 ...
Epigenetics and disease: No easy answers

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 ...
Male test for infertility detects epigenetic changes linked to smoking, obesity

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 ...
How epigenetics, our gut microbiome and the environment interact to change our lives

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 ...
'Black and white twins': How genetics, epigenetics explain non-identical identical twins

‘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 ...

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 ...
Each of us has a genetically-programmed aging clock

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 ...
Genetic therapies won't solve depression anytime soon

Genetic therapies won’t solve depression anytime soon

Can a better understanding of the genetics of depression lead us to safer, more effective treatments for the disease? ...
Researchers may have found key to cancer cure in four-strand DNA

Researchers may have found key to cancer cure in four-strand DNA

One problem with cancer treatments today is that they attack all cells indiscriminately. Chemotherapy for instance, hurts healthy cells and ...

Smoking has long lasting ‘footprint’ on human genome

A team of scientists headed Stephanie London...conducted a meta-analysis of DNA methylation sites across the human genome using blood samples ...

Commonplace helper cells may have key role in nerve regeneration

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into ...
Heart attack memory may be stored on genes via epigenetic changes

Heart attack memory may be stored on genes via epigenetic changes

The memory of a heart attack gets stored in genes through epigenetic changes -- chemical modifications of DNA that turns our ...
Was trauma from Holocaust passed on to children of survivors?

Was trauma from Holocaust passed on to children of survivors?

Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors are capable of being passed on to their children, the ...