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Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought

By | January 1, 2017

Plants grown in dry soil produce offspring that are hardier in drought conditions, and DNA methylation appears responsible. 

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Female rats fed a typical Western diet had offspring that were at higher risk of obesity than moms fed low-fat, high-grain meals.

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Obesity, Diabetes, and Epigenetic Inheritance

By | March 14, 2016

Disease risk can be transmitted epigenetically via egg and sperm cells, a mouse study shows.

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Week in Review: November 30–December 4

By | December 4, 2015

Historic meeting on human gene editing; signs of obesity found in sperm epigenome; top 10 innovations of 2015; dealing with retractions

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Contributors

By | December 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Family Ties

By | December 1, 2015

There’s more to inheritance than genes.

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Ghosts in the Genome

By | December 1, 2015

How one generation’s experience can affect the next

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Sperm RNAs Transmit Stress

By | October 19, 2015

Stressed male mice can pass on an abnormal stress response to their offspring via microRNAs found in sperm, a study shows.

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Leaving an Imprint

By | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Mr. Epigenetics

By | August 1, 2015

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.

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