Latest DNA methylation Stories
IVF research led by New Hampshire Reproductive Center fertility doctor, Kristen P Wright, MD, indicates IVF process effects DNA methylation associated with two syndromes (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Since the birth of the first IVF baby in 1978, more than 3 million children have been born worldwide following IVF treatments.
For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units -- adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine.
Scientists from the Hebrew University have identified the molecular basis for DNA breakage, a hallmark of cancer cells.
Scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center have discovered a new mechanism used by cells in the body to turn on silenced genes.
GREEN BAY, Wis., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr.
Until a decade, it was believed that differences between people were due solely to the existence of genetic changes, which are alterations in the sequence of our genes.
Children whose mothers and grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from childhood asthma and researchers may have just figured out why.
Children whose mothers smoked while pregnant are at an increased risk of developing asthma, possibly because smoking while pregnant can change the structure of the child's DNA, weakening the immune system.
Children whose mothers or grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk of asthma in childhood, but the underlying causes of this are not well understood.
Japanese and U.S. scientists in the young field of epigenetics Thursday reported a rationale as to how specific genes are silenced and others are not.
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