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Latest Epigenetics Stories

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.

2014-03-05 10:59:39

Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue and other debilitating symptoms that persist months to years after their course of treatment has ended.


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