Exercising During Pregnancy Protects Mouse Offspring
Exercising During Pregnancy Protects Mouse Offspring
Obese mice that exercised while pregnant gave birth to pups that grew up free of the metabolic issues present in the adult young of sedentary obese mothers—possibly by staving off epigenetic changes to a key metabolic gene.
Exercising During Pregnancy Protects Mouse Offspring
Exercising During Pregnancy Protects Mouse Offspring

Obese mice that exercised while pregnant gave birth to pups that grew up free of the metabolic issues present in the adult young of sedentary obese mothers—possibly by staving off epigenetic changes to a key metabolic gene.

Obese mice that exercised while pregnant gave birth to pups that grew up free of the metabolic issues present in the adult young of sedentary obese mothers—possibly by staving off epigenetic changes to a key metabolic gene.

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Blood-Based Epigenetic Screen Tests for Diabetes Complications
Blood-Based Epigenetic Screen Tests for Diabetes Complications
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 1, 2019
Researchers could accurately detect life-threatening vascular complications in type 2 diabetes patients by analyzing hydroxymethylated cytosines in freely circulating DNA.
Microbes Shape Circadian Rhythms in the Mouse Gut
Microbes Shape Circadian Rhythms in the Mouse Gut
Kerry Grens | Sep 27, 2019
The diurnal cycles of the microbiome alter the activity of a protein produced by the host, and in turn guide histone acetylation, gene expression, and metabolic activity.
Unhatched Gulls Shake Their Shells to Warn Siblings of Danger
Unhatched Gulls Shake Their Shells to Warn Siblings of Danger
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 23, 2019
The unborn chicks translate auditory alarms from adult birds into quaking vibrations.
Q&A: Epigenetic Therapies for Breast Cancer
Q&A: Epigenetic Therapies for Breast Cancer
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Breast cancer researcher and oncologist Nancy Davidson discusses what we’ve learned from the first wave of epigenetic trials for breast cancer, and what challenges lie ahead before such therapies reach the clinic.
Could Grandpa’s Early Diet Affect Your Health?
Could Grandpa’s Early Diet Affect Your Health?
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2019
A large study seeks to answer whether a man’s childhood diet has transgenerational repercussions.
Classic Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance Is Rare, Not the Rule
Classic Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance Is Rare, Not the Rule
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2019
A study suggests that the direct transfer of DNA methylation marks from one generation to the next is much less common than scientists previously thought.
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Male rodents exposed to nicotine had changes in sperm genome methylation and produced pups and grandpups with abnormal behavior.
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2018
Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.
Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes
Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 25, 2015
Molecular markers could aid researchers’ assessment of patient response to the drug.
 
Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome
Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome
Anna Köferle, Stefan H. Stricker, Stephan Beck | Aug 26, 2015
The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.
Epigenetic Changes Can Cause Cancer
Epigenetic Changes Can Cause Cancer
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 25, 2014
A transgene designed to attract methylation to the promoter of a tumor-suppressor gene leads to tumorigenesis in a mouse model. 
Controlling Bee Fate
Ed Yong | Sep 16, 2012
Reversible marks on the genome allow honeybees to swap between lives as nurses and foragers.