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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
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Huffington Center On Aging, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 38
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
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
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
Abby Olena | Jan 20, 2014
Remote memories can be modified in the presence of a drug that induces epigenetic changes to DNA.
Abby Olena | Oct 22, 2013
DNA methylation status can predict age in various human tissues, a study shows.
Forensic Law Turns to Epigenetics
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 25, 2012
Privacy advocates are arguing that collecting genetic data upon arrest is an invasion of privacy, given recent evidence that 80 percent of the human genome is functional.
How Longevity Is Passed On
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 19, 2011
For the first time researchers have shown that epigenetic changes that increase lifespan can be inherited across multiple generations.
How Stress is Inherited
Tia Ghose | Jul 1, 2011
Under stressful conditions, a transcription factor in flies turns on genes by releasing its hold on tightly wound DNA, a new study suggests.