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Patented test could offer new tool for crime-scene investigation, personalized medicine.
Tokyo, June 24, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Researchers at RIKEN have uncovered a mechanism by which the effects of stress in the fly species Drosophila are inherited epigenetically over many generations through changes to the structure of chromatin, the material that makes up the cell nucleus.
GREEN BAY, Wis., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr.
As it turns out, humans aren't the only organisms that turn to caffeine for a pick-me-up.
Two promising new treatments to aid people with autism have shown effectiveness in pilot studies conducted by an Arizona State University professor and private researchers.
Until a decade, it was believed that differences between people were due solely to the existence of genetic changes, which are alterations in the sequence of our genes.
Children whose mothers and grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from childhood asthma and researchers may have just figured out why.
Children whose mothers smoked while pregnant are at an increased risk of developing asthma, possibly because smoking while pregnant can change the structure of the child's DNA, weakening the immune system.
Children whose mothers or grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk of asthma in childhood, but the underlying causes of this are not well understood.
Japanese and U.S. scientists in the young field of epigenetics Thursday reported a rationale as to how specific genes are silenced and others are not.
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