Latest DNA methylation Stories
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.
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.
Monozygotic twins have the same genome, that is, the same DNA molecule in both siblings.
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.
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.
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.
It's widely accepted that molecular mechanisms mediating epigenetics include DNA methylation and histone modifications, but a team from Thomas Jefferson University has evidence to the contrary regarding the role of histone modifications.
Chimpanzees rarely get cancer, or a variety of other diseases that commonly arise in humans, but their genomic DNA sequence is nearly identical to ours.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.