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Latest DNA methylation Stories

2010-04-16 08:26:27

A study conducted by a collaborative team led by researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) may lead to better insight into the clinical outcome for some patients with a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer.

2010-04-08 08:51:56

A University of British Columbia doctoral candidate has discovered a previously unknown mechanism for silencing retroviruses, segments of genetic material that can lead to fatal mutations in a cell's DNA.

2010-02-25 13:44:55

A paper published online today in Molecular Cell proposes that Methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) impacts the entire genome in neurons, rather than acting as a regulator of specific genes.

2010-02-23 11:09:24

Scientists from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research have published a paper, online Feb. 22 in Nature Cell Biology, describing gene expression in a prostate cancer cell: more sweeping, more targeted and more complex than we could ever have imagined, even five years ago.

2010-02-21 11:12:08

More than three million children have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies since the birth of the first "test tube baby" in 1978. While the majority of these children are healthy and normal, as a group they are at greater risk of certain kinds of birth defects and being low birth weight, which is associated with obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes later in life.

2010-02-13 08:29:32

Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College London, have identified numerous novel regions of the genome where the chemical modifications involved in controlling gene expression are influenced by either genetic variation or the parental origin of that particular stretch of DNA.

2010-02-10 08:58:28

Gastric cancer, one of the most common types of cancer, is associated with high mortality rates.

2010-02-04 12:02:48

Billions of data points provide big picture of 'human epigenome' during critical developmental window.

2010-02-03 22:26:38

Billions of data points provide big picture of 'human epigenome' during critical developmental window.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.