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Can epigenetics help fuel personalized medicine revolution in cancer treatment?

Can epigenetics help fuel personalized medicine revolution in cancer treatment?

Already, doctors, to some degree, use personal genomics tests that integrate our unique genetic makeup into clinical decision-making. However, there ...
Inheritance of epigenetic modifications observed through 14 generations in roundworms

Inheritance of epigenetic modifications observed through 14 generations in roundworms

To a degree, our lineage dictates how our genes are expressed, how we look, age, and live. However, a recent study ...
Could it be possible to slow, or even rewind, our body's aging clock?

Could it be possible to slow, or even rewind, our body’s aging clock?

Ageing in humans (and animals) can be seen as either an inevitable process of wear and tear or as an ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Evolution of instincts — How 'real' is behavioral plasticity?

Epigenetics Around the Web: Evolution of instincts — How ‘real’ is behavioral plasticity?

A researcher's decision to broadcast his controversial hypothesis about the evolution of instincts is irresponsible, and a study throws cold ...
Behold the octopus: Problem solver, tool user and now, gene editor

Behold the octopus: Problem solver, tool user and now, gene editor

The more we learn about octopuses and squids, the more mysterious they become. The ability to edit their own RNA ...
Epigenetics Around the Web: Epigenetics and health in 2030, botched vitamin B cure, and more

Epigenetics Around the Web: Epigenetics and health in 2030, botched vitamin B cure, and more

This week’s features: Vitamin B still won't protect you from air pollution, and epigenetics and the city of 2030. Plus, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...