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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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CRISPR enters period of creative redesigns and gene editing upgrades

Scientists usually shy away from using the word miracle — unless they’re talking about...CRISPR/Cas9. ... Even with all the genetic ...
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Epigenetics, pregnancy and the Holocaust: How trauma can shape future generations

The fetus of pregnant moms who experience traumatic events are permanently effected? Are the changes passed down to future generations? ...

Genes help Latinos age slower than other ethnic groups

Latinos age slower than any other ethnicity, a study has found. Scientists refer to the phenomenon as the 'Hispanic paradox', ...
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Epigenetic Zs: Could a bad night’s sleep alter your genes?

Sleep deprivation can not only ruin your day, it may change your DNA ...
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Scientists see genes switching off in live human brains for first time

The switching-off of genes in the human brain has been watched live for the first time. By comparing this activity ...
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Autism in our DNA? Slew of studies points to genetics as main driver, but there is no ‘autism gene’

Researchers are unlocking the mystery of autism's origin. Yes, it's mostly 'in the genes,' but what that means is one ...

Can exercise greatly change behavior of your DNA?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Are you ready for ...
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Can understanding epigenetics help stave off 6th mass species extinction?

Species are disappearing from our planet at an alarming rate, can understanding how they regulate their genes help us save ...

Ribosomal DNA may hold key to heritable diseases

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The study...by [the] University of ...
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Media again mangles epigenetics: Shutting off ‘love hormone’ unlikely to make us less social

LA Times coverage of a study involving the 'moral molecule' overstates the science of epigenetics ...

Do certain genes determine someone’s “criminal” nature?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. [The year 1871 brought ...
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Have media, scientists overstated what in biology epigenetics can explain?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Epigenetic marks are undoubtedly ...

Genes ‘jump’ from one cell to another in patterned ways

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. While jumping genes may ...

Genomic research must shift focus onto Africa to fight diseases

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Genomic research has proven ...
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Janet Jackson pregnant at 50: Should aging moms and dads facing pregnancy worry?

Janet Jackson and her husband are now part of a growing trend of older parents, conventional wisdom says they should ...

Physicists discover new layer of information in DNA’s folded structure

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Theoretical physicists have confirmed ...
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Mechanisms behind epigenetics still widely misunderstood

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The scientific community reacted ...

Childhood experiences have long-lasting impact on brain

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. New findings in neuroscience, ...

It’s too early to draw conclusions about how epigenetics affects health

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a recent study, ...

What can a year in space do to your genes?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. "I was a dorky ...
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