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Latest Epigenetics Stories

2014-03-31 11:49:22

Since the dawn of civilization people were searching for clues to longevity and trying to extend human lifespan.

2014-03-28 09:30:17

Researchers have pinpointed a new mechanism of how natural variation in our DNA alters an individual's risk for developing heart disease by interfering with the ability of a developmental gene to interact with a specialized type of RNA.

2014-03-27 13:07:49

In previous research, UC Berkeley scientists Beatriz Vicoso, Ph.D., and Doris Bachtrog, Ph.D., determined that genes on the so-called "dot chromosome," or fourth chromosome, of the fruit fly Drosophilia melanogaster are X-linked in three other related fly species.

Simple Blood Test Could Predict Whether A Child Will Become Obese
2014-03-27 10:39:56

Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children.

2014-03-26 16:11:46

A breast cancer therapy that blocks estrogen synthesis to activate cancer-killing genes sometimes loses its effectiveness because the cancer takes over epigenetic mechanisms, including permanent DNA modifications in the patient's tumor, once again allowing tumor growth.

Endometriosis Cause And Development Linked To Unstudied Genes
2014-03-10 08:18:00

A study from Northwestern Medicine has led to a new theory regarding the development and cause of endometriosis. The chronically painful disease, which affects 1 in 10 women, has been linked to two previously unstudied genes.

Delivery Of Genomic Building Blocks Controlled By Enzyme
2014-03-07 10:14:25

Our DNA and its architecture are duplicated every time our cells divide. Histone proteins are key building blocks of this architecture and contain crucial information that regulates our genes.

Genetics May One Day Have An Important Role In Dental Care
2014-03-07 05:15:57

Researchers from the University of Adelaide's School of Dentistry say a visit to the dentist could eventually require a detailed look at a patient’s genes.

2014-03-06 23:23:40

Owing to the great prospects of epigenetics in therapeutic industry, a lot of investments are made by the private investors to support small pharma companies with strong research in epigenetics.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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