Latest Epigenetics Stories
Inhibiting enzymes that cause changes in gene expression could decrease chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer patients.
In research published today in Molecular Psychiatry, a multinational team of scientists presents new evidence supporting the theory that in at least some cases of schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disability (ID), malfunctions in some of the same genes are contributing to pathology.
In parallel with modern man (Homo sapiens), there were other, extinct types of humans with whom we lived side by side, such as Neanderthals and the recently discovered Denisovans of Siberia.
With Neanderthals and modern humans sharing more than 99.8 percent of their genetic material, the differences in DNA between the two species are fairly minimal and the differences seen in phenotypes are mostly caused by certain genes being “switched on” or “switched off.”
A tumor-suppressing protein acts as a dimmer switch to dial down gene expression.
In 10% of human tumors there is a family history of hereditary disease associated with mutations in identified genes.
From time to time, living cells will accidentally make an extra copy of a gene during the normal replication process.
Xtalks presents an informative webinar that will examine the development of flexible targeted bisulfite sequencing tool and how it has been applied in methylation research, on Tuesday, April 29,
- Company to Present Data on SF3B1 Program at a Symposium During the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014 - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
It's not a hair-brained idea: A new research report appearing in the April 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal explains why people with a rare balding condition called "atrichia with papular lesions" lose their hair, and it identifies a strategy for reversing this hair loss.
- One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.