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Exploring the Epigenetics of Ethnicity

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 11, 2017

Researchers attempt to estimate how much of the human genome’s methylation patterns can be attributed to genetic ancestry.

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image: Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome

Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome

By Stephan Beck, Stefan H. Stricker, and Anna Köferle | August 26, 2015

The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.

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image: New Epigenetic Mark Found on Metazoan DNA

New Epigenetic Mark Found on Metazoan DNA

By Jenny Rood | April 30, 2015

Three studies identify roles for N6-methyladenosine in algae, worms, and flies.

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image: CRISPR–Enabled Epigenome Editing

CRISPR–Enabled Epigenome Editing

By Kerry Grens | April 6, 2015

Researchers apply the genome-editing technology to alter histones at distant gene enhancers, controlling gene expression.

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image: Exploring the Epigenome

Exploring the Epigenome

By Jenny Rood | February 18, 2015

A National Institutes of Health-funded consortium publishes 111 reference maps of DNA and histone marks.

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image: Methylation Tied to Alzheimer’s

Methylation Tied to Alzheimer’s

By Kerry Grens | August 20, 2014

People with the neurodegenerative disease are more likely to have certain epigenetic patterns than those without.

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image: Epigenetic Changes Can Cause Cancer

Epigenetic Changes Can Cause Cancer

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 25, 2014

A transgene designed to attract methylation to the promoter of a tumor-suppressor gene leads to tumorigenesis in a mouse model. 

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image: Gestational Malnutrition Affects Offspring’s Sperm

Gestational Malnutrition Affects Offspring’s Sperm

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 10, 2014

Mice undernourished during pregnancy can transmit the effects of such nutritional stress to their sons’ germ cells, epigenetically.  

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image: Brain Methylation Map Published

Brain Methylation Map Published

By Kate Yandell | July 4, 2013

The epigenetic modification of brain cells undergoes great shifts over the course of mouse and human development.

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image: An Epi Phenomenon

An Epi Phenomenon

By Karen Hopkin | December 1, 2012

While exploring the genetics of a rare type of tumor, Stephen Baylin discovered an epigenetic modification that occurs in most every cancer—a finding he’s helping bring to the clinic.

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