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Latest Epigenetics Stories

Alzheimer's Disease
2014-08-19 03:00:23

A team led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and King’s College London has uncovered some of the strongest evidence yet that epigenetic changes in the brain play a role in Alzheimer’s disease.

2014-08-12 12:02:58

Every day trillions of blood cells are being formed in our body: from the oxygen-carrying red blood cells to the many types of white blood cells that fight pathogens and infection.

genetic testing for stress
2014-08-06 05:25:46

Everyone feels stressed out at times; however, for some stress evolves into mental and physical illnesses that lead to even worse illnesses and issues.

2014-08-04 12:49:48

Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed a new, web-based tool that enables researchers to quickly and easily visualize and compare large amounts of genomic information resulting from high-throughput sequencing experiments.

2014-08-04 09:45:12

The tiny addition of a chemical mark atop a gene that is well known for its involvement in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder can affect the way a person's brain responds to threats.

2014-07-28 10:39:26

Cancer has long been thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but in recent decades scientists have come to believe that epigenetic changes – which don't change the DNA sequence but how it is 'read' – also play a role in cancer.

2014-07-23 23:22:00

Transparency Market Research has added a new report titled "Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to

dna single-cell technique
2014-07-22 03:30:21

Researchers develop new, powerful single-cell technique to study environmental effects on DNA.

2014-07-21 09:52:36

New research provides an intriguing glimpse into the processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain.

2014-07-11 10:58:16

When a pregnant mother is undernourished, her child is at a greater than average risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes, in part due to so-called 'epigenetic' effects.