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2013-01-11 13:16:55

Think of the epigenome like a giant musical mixing board, turning up or down the expression of various genes.

DNA Methylation Can Help Predict Biological Age
2012-11-22 06:13:28

If you look around at your friends and family, it is clear our biological clocks tick differently. Women tend to live longer than men do, some individuals can look years younger – or older – than their chronological age, and diseases can affect our aging process.

2012-10-18 12:57:05

A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, all leave an imprint on a person’s genes.

2012-10-17 11:51:53

Monozygotic twins have the same genome, that is, the same DNA molecule in both siblings.

2012-10-01 16:28:13

Over the last two decades, scientists have come to understand that the genetic code held within DNA represents only part of the blueprint of life.

Bee Research Demonstrates That Behavior Could Be Genetically Altered
2012-09-17 04:08:48

Genetic analysis of different types of worker bees has for the first time demonstrated a link between reversible chemical tags on an organism's DNA and their behavioral patterns.

Why Are Chimps And Humans Genetically Different?
2012-08-24 09:45:56

Much has been made of the fact that ninety-six percent of a chimpanzee's genome is the same as a human's. However, it is that other four percent, and the vast differences, that pique the interest of Georgia Tech's Soojin Yi.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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