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Advancing Techniques Reveal the Brain’s Impressive Diversity
Sara B. Linker, Fred H. Gage, Tracy A. Bedrosian | Nov 1, 2017
No two neurons are alike. What does that mean for brain function?
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.
Catherine Offord and Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2017 issue of
The Role of DNA Base Modifications
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of how several newly recognized epigenetic changes function in the genome.
Infographic: The Various Forms of Methylated DNA
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Aug 31, 2017
To expand the basic nucleotide alphabet, many species modify their DNA with epigenetic marks.
Global Patterns of Human Epigenetic Variation
Ashley Yeager | Aug 28, 2017
A study of five far-flung human populations gives clues to adaptations to environmental pressures.
Company Sells a “Biological Age” Kit
Diana Kwon | Aug 2, 2017
While the epigenetic clock is a useful tool for research and has solid scientific backing, scientists say the product’s use to consumers is limited.
Epigenetic Inheritance in Nematodes
Catherine Offord | Jul 17, 2017
The memory of a temperature spike can persist for as many as 14 generations in
The Evolutionary Roots of Instinct
Becca Cudmore | Jul 17, 2017
Did behaviors that seem ingrained become fixed through epigenetic mechanisms and ancestral learning?
Worms’ Epigenetic Memories
Catherine Offord | Jul 16, 2017
When kept at warmer temperatures for five generations,
showed evidence of “remembering” that experience for up to 14 generations.