Latest Epigenetics Stories
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,
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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.
Since the dawn of civilization people were searching for clues to longevity and trying to extend human lifespan.
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.
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.
Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children.
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.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.