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Honeybee Histone Code Found
2012-12-12 20:06:33

Researchers have uncovered a new element of the honeybee's genetic makeup, shedding light on why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes.

Homosexuality May Have Roots In Epigenetic Markers
2012-12-12 08:28:52

A new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis reveals that epigenetics, rather than genetics, could be the basis for homosexuality.

Daily Liver Cycles Controlled By More Than 3,000 Epigenetic Switches
2012-12-11 10:16:12

When it's dark, and we start to fall asleep, most of us think we're tired because our bodies need rest. Yet circadian rhythms affect our bodies not just on a global scale, but at the level of individual organs, and even genes.

New Genetic Fingerprint Resides In Your Belly
2012-12-06 12:35:08

Our bodies contain far more microbial genes than human genes. And a new study suggests that just as human DNA varies from person to person, so too does the massive collection of microbial DNA in the intestine.

Wheat Genome Sequenced
2012-11-28 22:25:23

With wheat being so important to the survival of the human race, an internal group of scientists decided it was time to learn more about this important grain and set out to complete the first comprehensive analysis of wheat’s full genome.

Mapping The Evolution Of Human Intellect Through Epigenetics
2012-11-22 09:19:33

Hundreds of small regions of the genome that appear to be uniquely regulated in human neurons have been identified in a new study led by the University of Massachusetts.

Pig Genome Sequenced: Offers Significant Implications Abroad
2012-11-14 15:57:11

A massive team of international researchers has announced the successful sequencing of the female domestic pig’s genome.

2012-11-07 11:57:47

A presentation at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting updated genetics experts about a one-year-old research initiative that brought together researchers, clinicians and policy experts to tackle the challenges of incorporating new genomic technologies into clinical care of newborns, infants and children with anatomical defects whose causes are unknown.


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