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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

May 6, 2015 — The surprising discovery and function of a new DNA modification in insects, worms, and algae has been described in a new article by an international team of ... read more

Recycling Histones Through Transcription

Mar. 26, 2015 — Cells reuse a part of the histones which are used to pack DNA, according to research conducted on yeast cells. However, researchers say that it is likely that similar mechanisms are important for ... read more

Understanding Cellular Aging

Jan. 29, 2015 — The physical structure of the nuclear landscape has been mapped in unprecedented detail to understand changes in genomic interactions occurring in cell senescence and ... read more

Oct. 2, 2014 — The bond between humans and dogs is strong and ancient. Dogs and people share many aspects of life. The relationship between the two species has been studied by psychologists, anthropologists, ... read more

Throwing a Loop to Silence Gene Expression

Sep. 2, 2014 — Cells attach so-called 'epigenetic' signals to their genome to select which part of their genetic information is used. Scientists have now systematically investigated the interplay between ... read more

Cancer's Potential on-Off Switch Linked to Epigenetics

May 15, 2014 — An 'on and off' epigenetic switch could be a common mechanism behind the development of different types of cancer, a group of researchers has proposed. Epigenetics is the phenomena whereby ... read more

Yeast Study Identifies Novel Longevity Pathway

May 8, 2014 — A new molecular circuit that controls longevity in yeast and more complex organisms has been identified by a study. Researchers also suggest a therapeutic intervention that could mimic the ... read more

Apr. 29, 2014 — A unique 'experiment of nature' that took place in The Gambia has now revealed that a mother's diet before she conceives has a permanent effect on her offspring's genetics. This ... read more

Development in the Womb: New Insight on Epigenetic Influence on Baby

Apr. 28, 2014 — Scientists have performed an analysis of epigenetic marks on DNA to measure how much a baby's development in the womb is determined by the genes inherited from the parents, as compared with the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2014 — In parallel with modern man (Homo sapiens), there were other, extinct types of humans with whom we lived side by side, such as Neanderthals and the recently discovered  Denisovans of Siberia. Yet ... read more

Identified Epigenetic Factors Associated With Increased Risk of Developing Cancer

Apr. 10, 2014 — One in four human tumor presents genetic polymorphisms associated with increased risk of cancer that cause an epigenetic change that modifies the expression of neighboring genes. "This work ... read more

Mar. 24, 2014 — A new technique for identifying gene enhancers -- sequences of DNA that act to amplify the expression of a specific gene -- in the genomes of humans and other mammals has been developed. Called ... read more

New Tool Pinpoints Genetic Sources of Disease

Mar. 20, 2014 — Many diseases have their origins in either the genome or in reversible chemical changes to DNA known as the epigenome. Now, results of a new study show a connection between these two “maps.” The ... read more

Mar. 20, 2014 — One of the mysteries of modern genetics has been solved: how acquired traits can be passed between generations in a process called epigenetic inheritance. The new work finds that cells don’t know ... read more

Unraveling Mystery in 'Histone Code' Shows How Gene Activity Is Inherited

Mar. 13, 2014 — Every cell in our body has exactly the same DNA, yet every cell is different. The genetic code carried in our DNA provides instructions for cells to manufacture specific proteins. A second code, ... read more

Genetic Techniques Have Role in Future of Dental Care

Mar. 6, 2014 — A visit to the dentist could one day require a detailed look at how genes in a patient's body are being switched on or off, as well as examining their pearly whites, according to researchers. ... read more

Epigenetic Changes Could Explain Type 2 Diabetes

Mar. 7, 2014 — People with type 2 diabetes have epigenetic changes on their DNA that healthy individuals do not have. This has been shown in a major study by researchers who also found epigenetic changes in a large ... read more

Feb. 18, 2014 — Calico cats, renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur, can thank X chromosome inactivation or "silencing" for their unique look. ... read more

Epigenetic Regulation Required to Ensure Correct Number of Chromosomes

Feb. 16, 2014 — Abnormal number of chromosomes is often associated with cancer development. Researchers have shown that a subtle epigenetic change plays an important role in the correct segregation of chromosomes. ... read more

Feb. 11, 2014 — Complex heritable traits are not only determined by changes in the DNA sequence. Scientists have now shown that epigenetic marks can affect traits such as flowering time and architecture in plants. ... read more

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