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Latest Transgenerational epigenetics Stories

2014-07-28 10:39:26

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.

dna single-cell technique
2014-07-22 03:30:21

Researchers develop new, powerful single-cell technique to study environmental effects on DNA.

2014-07-11 10:58:16

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.

2014-02-10 11:03:42

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist and his colleagues have found a new application for the tools and mathematics typically used in physics to help solve problems in biology.

Environment, Lifestyle Factors Determines Changes In Pain Sensitivity
2014-02-05 09:12:41

The way you react to pain keeps changing throughout your lifetime, influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors, a new study carried out by researchers at King’s College London suggests.

2013-09-24 09:44:43

Natural killer (NK) cells in the human body can kill and contain viruses and cancerous tumors, and a new study from the University of Southern California (USC) describes for the first time how those cells can be manipulated by epigenetics.

2013-07-23 13:31:35

New technique can rapidly turn genes on and off, helping scientists better understand their function.

2013-02-08 13:48:51

Tumourigenesis is driven by genetic alterations and by changes in the epigenome, for instance by the addition of methyl groups to cytosine bases in the DNA.

2012-10-01 16:28:13

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.

2011-06-30 18:16:25

Adult stem cells and progenitor cells may not come with a clean genetic slate after all.


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