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Blood Spots Are Epigenetic Time Capsules

By | August 22, 2012

Researchers show that blood spotted onto Guthrie cards, usually at birth, can be a high quality source of methylated DNA for long-term epigenetic studies.

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Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs

By | August 5, 2012

Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.

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Early Epigenetic Influence

By | July 16, 2012

Random chance, plus small differences in uterine environments, give rise to divergent epigenetic patterns in identical twins.

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DNA Methylation Linked to Memory Loss

By | July 2, 2012

Scientists find that declining DNA methylation in mouse neurons may cause age-related memory deficits.

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DNA Methylation Declines with Age

By | June 11, 2012

Newborns carry more epigenetic markers than nonagenarians, providing clues to the mechanisms underlying aging.

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Seeds Inherit Memories of Enemies

By | May 31, 2012

Infested plants pass on a defense memory of pests and pathogens to help the next generation withstand invasions.

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Passing On Stress

By | May 22, 2012

Exposure to an environmental toxin can affect future generations’ ability to handle stressful conditions.

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Exercise Alters Epigenetics

By | March 6, 2012

Exercise causes short-term changes in DNA methylation and gene expression in muscle tissue that may have implications for type 2 diabetes.

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Unsilencing a Gene

By | December 21, 2011

Scientists have found a way to reactivate a gene in mice that is silenced in a neurodevelopmental disorder called Angelman syndrome.

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Cancer’s Escape Routes

By | November 30, 2011

Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.

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