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When Jean-Baptiste Lamarck first published his theories on evolution, responses were so hostile that the once-respected scientist died in poverty and was buried in a pit. Now it seems he may be getting the last gir-laugh.
Chemical changes that take place in a person’s DNA as a person grows older could serve as a "biological clock" which could provide clues as to how long a person will live, according to new research published in the journal Genome Biology.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Weizmann Institute in Chiacago have created the precursors to egg and sperm using human stem cells.
Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome, according to a team of researchers.
Everyone feels stressed out at times; however, for some stress evolves into mental and physical illnesses that lead to even worse illnesses and issues.
Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed a new, web-based tool that enables researchers to quickly and easily visualize and compare large amounts of genomic information resulting from high-throughput sequencing experiments.
The tiny addition of a chemical mark atop a gene that is well known for its involvement in clinical depression and posttraumatic stress disorder can affect the way a person's brain responds to threats.
Cancer has long been thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but in recent decades scientists have come to believe that epigenetic changes – which don't change the DNA sequence but how it is 'read' – also play a role in cancer.
Researchers develop new, powerful single-cell technique to study environmental effects on DNA.
When a pregnant mother is undernourished, her child is at a greater than average risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes, in part due to so-called 'epigenetic' effects.
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