Latest Methylation Stories
A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, all leave an imprint on a person’s genes.
Monozygotic twins have the same genome, that is, the same DNA molecule in both siblings.
Over the last two decades, scientists have come to understand that the genetic code held within DNA represents only part of the blueprint of life.
Genetic analysis of different types of worker bees has for the first time demonstrated a link between reversible chemical tags on an organism's DNA and their behavioral patterns.
Two opposing teams battle it out to regulate gene expression on the DNA playing field. One, the activators, keeps DNA open to enzymes that transcribe DNA into RNA.
Much has been made of the fact that ninety-six percent of a chimpanzee's genome is the same as a human's. However, it is that other four percent, and the vast differences, that pique the interest of Georgia Tech's Soojin Yi.
It's widely accepted that molecular mechanisms mediating epigenetics include DNA methylation and histone modifications, but a team from Thomas Jefferson University has evidence to the contrary regarding the role of histone modifications.
Chimpanzees rarely get cancer, or a variety of other diseases that commonly arise in humans, but their genomic DNA sequence is nearly identical to ours.
Over the last 50 years, the spotting of newborn's blood onto filter paper for disease screening, called Guthrie cards, has become so routine that since 2000, more than 90% of newborns in the United States have had Guthrie cards created.
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.