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Epigenetics discovery aids prostate cancer diagnosis

A lot of attention has been placed on the genetics of cancer, including looking at the mutations that occur that ...

Sick from stress? Blame your Mom, and epigenetics

If you're sick from stress, a new research report appearing in the August 2012 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests ...

Your diet affects your grandchildren’s DNA, scientists say

You are what you eat, the saying goes. And, according to two new genetic studies, you are what your mother, ...

Enzyme’s ability to ‘hop’ as it moves along DNA offers tips on epigenetic gene expression

UC Santa Barbara researchers' discovery of a variation of an enzyme's ability to "hop" as it moves along DNA, modifying ...

Rewiring DNA circuitry may help treat asthma

Reprogramming asthma-promoting immune cells in mice diminishes airway damage and inflammation, and could potentially lead to new treatments for people ...

Epigenetics III: Further look into epigenetics, evolution and the environment: How are they all connected?

In this article, James A. Shapiro, professor of microbiology, explains the genetic relationships between epigenetics, evolution and the environment ...

Epigenetics II: Cellular memory, imprinting, and targeting genome configuration

This is number two in my series of blogs on epigenetic control of genome restructuring and hereditary transmission of traits ...

Differences in twins’ DNA set in the womb

Environment can have a strong influence on genes in the womb and could account for differences in identical twins, according ...

Epigenetics I: Turning a DNA packaging problem into a developmental control system

Two postings back, I promised a commenter called Sierkovitz that I would discuss epigenetics. This is an important subject with ...

Epigenetics alters genes in rheumatoid arthritis

A research team at the University of California, San Diego – led by Gary S. Firestein, professor in the Division ...

Rewiring DNA circuitry could help treat asthma

Reprogramming asthma-promoting immune cells in mice diminishes airway damage and inflammation, and could potentially lead to new treatments for people ...
Genetic weakness to cancer found to be reversible

Genetic weakness to cancer found to be reversible

The cause and effect relationships between these mechanisms are easier to delineate than the cellular action of either carcinogens or ...

Spinach ‘reduces epigenetic bowel cancer risk’

Scientists have shown that eating spinach could partially offset the risks of developing the cancers associated with a carcinogen in ...

The epigenetic jury is still out on C-sections

Unbeknownst to Bennett, giving his wife a C-section might have affected their daughter’s DNA, her children’s and her grandchildren’s. People ...
Do liars really have different brains?

Do liars really have different brains?

As biology has advanced, it’s become increasingly clear that the environment and yes, even choice, have a remarkable impact on ...

The epigenome of newborns and centenarians is different

What happens in our cells after one hundred years? What is the difference at the molecular level between a newborn ...

Nature, nurture or neither? Epigenetics is the new twist in an age-old argument

It is a shibboleth of family life – that every individual is the product of their genes and environment, the ...

First epigenome in Europe completed

A study led by Manel Esteller, director of the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute ...

Chemical exposure ups descendants’ sensitivity to stress

Animals whose ancestors were exposed to an environmental compound generations earlier have been found to developed an increased reaction to ...

Methylating your muscle DNA

There’s more to your DNA than your DNA. We are now becoming aware of the epigenome. While DNA controls you, ...
Environmental influence on epigenetics

Environmental influence on epigenetics

It is called epigenetics. This is where at the microscopic level the genes should function normal but something in the ...