Latest DNA methylation Stories

2009-01-18 14:51:16

Scientists who study how human chemistry can permanently turn off genes have typically focused on small islands of DNA believed to contain most of the chemical alterations involved in those switches.

2008-12-15 09:59:31

Eric Selker's lab reports progress on biochemical communications among proteins involved in gene silencingResearchers in a University of Oregon lab have shed more light on the mechanism that regulates DNA methylation, a fundamental biological process in which a methyl group is attached to DNA, the genetic material in cells of living organisms.DNA methylation is essential for normal growth and development in plants and animals. It has been implicated in long-term memory, and irregularities in...

2008-12-04 17:00:31

Gene packaging tells story of cancer developingTo decipher how cancer develops, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators say researchers must take a closer look at the packaging.Specifically, their findings in the December 2, 2008, issue of PLoS Biology point to the three dimensional chromatin packaging around genes formed by tight, rosette-like loops of Polycomb group proteins (PcG). The chromatin packaging, a complex combination of DNA and proteins that compress DNA to fit inside...

2008-11-18 09:31:44

Although it’s the deadliest cancer, not all smokers are affected by lung cancer equally - Now, doctors are one step closer to understanding why some patients develop lung cancer while others do not.

2008-11-17 15:10:00

Canadian researchers are trying to answer why some smokers develop lung cancer while others remain disease free, despite similar lifestyle changes.

2008-10-31 18:00:39

U.S. and Dutch researchers suggest prenatal exposure to famine can lead to epigenetic -- gene -- changes that may affect a person's health into midlife.

2008-10-30 03:00:23

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich today introduced its Imprint(TM) Methylated DNA Quantification Kit (MDQ1) for epigenetic research http://www.sigma-aldrich.com/mdq1.

2008-10-24 10:20:30

New light is being shed on the complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors as the result of growth in the field of epigenetics.

2008-10-16 03:00:08

BERLIN and SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt:ECX) (Prime Standard), a cancer molecular diagnostics company developing tests based on DNA methylation, today reported positive final results from its prognostic prostate cancer study.

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