Early-Life Stress Exerts Long-Lasting Effects Via Epigenome
Early-Life Stress Exerts Long-Lasting Effects Via Epigenome
In mice, epigenetic marks made on histones during infancy influence depression-like behavior during adulthood. A drug that reverses the genomic tags appears to undo the damage.
Early-Life Stress Exerts Long-Lasting Effects Via Epigenome
Early-Life Stress Exerts Long-Lasting Effects Via Epigenome

In mice, epigenetic marks made on histones during infancy influence depression-like behavior during adulthood. A drug that reverses the genomic tags appears to undo the damage.

In mice, epigenetic marks made on histones during infancy influence depression-like behavior during adulthood. A drug that reverses the genomic tags appears to undo the damage.

epigenetic regulation
Early Epigenetic Changes Regulate Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Study
Early Epigenetic Changes Regulate Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Study
Emma Yasinski | Dec 7, 2019
Altering DNA methylation in a particular area of the hypothalamus halved the animals’ voluntary exercise as adults.
Researchers Engineer Epigenome Editors to Study How Gene Expression Affects Disease
Researchers Engineer Epigenome Editors to Study How Gene Expression Affects Disease
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2019
Using CRISPR and other tools, scientists are modifying DNA methylation, histone marks, and other modifiers of gene expression to understand how they affect health and disease.
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.
High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses
High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2018
Emerging technologies help researchers draw mechanistic links between metabolism and epigenetic modification of DNA.
Scientists Look to Epigenetics to Thwart Viruses
Scientists Look to Epigenetics to Thwart Viruses
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
Some viral pathogens modify chromatin and other epigenetic machinery, making them appealing drug targets.
Plants’ Epigenetic Secrets
Plants’ Epigenetic Secrets
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2017
Unlike animals, plants stably pass on their DNA methylomes from one generation to the next. The resulting gene silencing likely hides an abundance of phenotypic variation.
Infographic: Plant Methylation Basics
Infographic: Plant Methylation Basics
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2017
Multiple molecular mechanisms keep plant DNA methylation in order.
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2016
A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.
Genes Expressed After Death
Genes Expressed After Death
Tanya Lewis | Jun 23, 2016
Understanding postmortem gene expression could help researchers improve organ transplants and time-of-death estimates, according to studies on mice and zebrafish.
Epigenetics of Obesity
Epigenetics of Obesity
Catherine Offord | Jan 28, 2016
Differential expression of a chromatin-interacting protein is linked to weight variation in mice and humans, researchers show.
RNA Epigenetics
RNA Epigenetics
Gidi Rechavi, Chuan He, Dan Dominissini | Jan 1, 2016
DNA isn’t the only decorated nucleic acid in the cell. Modifications to RNA molecules are much more common and are critical for regulating diverse biological processes.
RNA Methylation Dynamics
RNA Methylation Dynamics
and Gidi Rechavi, Dan Dominissini, Chuan He | Dec 31, 2015
Additions to the bases of RNA molecules can be written, read, and erased.
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.
New Epigenetic Mark Found on Metazoan DNA
New Epigenetic Mark Found on Metazoan DNA
Jenny Rood | Apr 30, 2015
Three studies identify roles for N6-methyladenosine in algae, worms, and flies.
Weiwei Dang: Epigenetics in Aging
Weiwei Dang: Epigenetics in Aging
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Huffington Center On Aging, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 38
Gestational Malnutrition Affects Offspring’s Sperm
Gestational Malnutrition Affects Offspring’s Sperm
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 10, 2014
Mice undernourished during pregnancy can transmit the effects of such nutritional stress to their sons’ germ cells, epigenetically.  
Epigenetic Effects of Mom’s Diet
Epigenetic Effects of Mom’s Diet
Emily Willingham | Apr 29, 2014
Molecular markers of a mother’s nutrition around the time of conception can be found in her child’s DNA.
Daytime Sleep Alters Human Transcriptome
Daytime Sleep Alters Human Transcriptome
Jef Akst | Jan 20, 2014
A mistimed sleep cycle drastically reduces the number of genes that are expressed in a 24-hour rhythm.
Fixing Fearful Memories
Fixing Fearful Memories
Abby Olena | Jan 20, 2014
Remote memories can be modified in the presence of a drug that induces epigenetic changes to DNA.