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Infographic: How Epigenetic Marks Can Change the Genome
Although epigenetic changes were long thought to largely act on the genome, rather than as part of it, research is now showing that these patterns can, directly or indirectly, change the genetic code.
Infographic: How Epigenetic Marks Can Change the Genome
Infographic: How Epigenetic Marks Can Change the Genome

Although epigenetic changes were long thought to largely act on the genome, rather than as part of it, research is now showing that these patterns can, directly or indirectly, change the genetic code.

Although epigenetic changes were long thought to largely act on the genome, rather than as part of it, research is now showing that these patterns can, directly or indirectly, change the genetic code.

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Do Epigenetic Changes Influence Evolution?
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2022 | 10+ min read
Evidence is mounting that epigenetic marks on DNA can influence future generations in a variety of ways. But how such phenomena might affect large-scale evolutionary processes is hotly debated.
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Methylation in Young Brains May Be Key to Obesity: Mouse Study
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Oct 19, 2022 | 4 min read
Epigenetic events, such as methylation, during early brain development in mice occur in genomic regions associated with BMI in humans, according to a new study.
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The Scientist Speaks - Exploring the Secrets to Longevity and Cancer Resistance in Mole-Rats
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Vera Gorbunova discusses what naked and blind mole-rat cells reveal about aging and cancer resistance mechanisms. 
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Infographic: Questions Linger About Epigenetic Inheritance
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2022 | 3 min read
Some studies suggest that associations between the health of children and the experiences of their parents or grandparents may be due to epigenetic mechanisms, but confounding factors challenge this interpretation.
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Does Human Epigenetic Inheritance Deserve a Closer Look?
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2022 | 10+ min read
The concept of epigenetic inheritance has long been controversial. Some researchers hope that new data on cross-generational effects of environmental exposures will help settle the debate.
Methylation Sequencing to Identify Potential Cancer Biomarkeres 
Methylation Sequencing in Cancer Detection
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Twist Bioscience | 1 min read
Discover how efforts to uncover the genome's methylation patterns advance cancer detection.
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DNA Methylation Could Predict Ovarian, Breast Cancers
Anna Napolitano | Feb 11, 2022 | 5 min read
A pair of new studies finds that analyzing material from a Pap smear can reveal tumor risk in distant parts of the body, potentially allowing early interventions.
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Early-Life Stress Exerts Long-Lasting Effects Via Epigenome
Asher Jones | Mar 18, 2021 | 5 min read
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.
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Exposed: Environmental Echoes in Health - A Special Podcast Series
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Van Andel Institute | 2 min read
Epigenetic experts discuss how environment and diet leave lasting impressions on the human genome.
Long-Lived Trees’ Epigenetic Mutations Serve as a Molecular Clock
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2021 | 2 min read
Cells found in different branches of a tree have different patterns of DNA methylation, changes in which accumulate over time.
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Be Inherited Epigenetically
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 9, 2021 | 5 min read
Female mice modeling the hormonal disorder can pass symptoms down for several generations, likely via changes in genome methylation that are similarly observed in women with PCOS.
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Maternal smoking during pregnancy alters placental function and fetal growth
Roni Dengler, PhD | 2 min read
Smoking during pregnancy changes marks on placental DNA, altering its responses to environmental stressors.
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Mice Inherit Cancer Susceptibility Via Epigenetic Changes in Sperm
Emma Yasinski | Apr 19, 2019 | 3 min read
Mouse fathers whose sperm lacks the gene Kdm6a pass down altered methylation patterns to male offspring, along with a better chance of developing tumors and dying.
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Abby Olena, PhD | Feb 14, 2019 | 3 min read
A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.
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Investigating Genetic and Epigenetic Landscapes with Long-Read Sequencing
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Oxford Nanopore | 1 min read
Matthew Naish will discuss what he learned about Arabidopsis thaliana centromeres from long-read sequencing experiments.
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
John D. Loike | Nov 12, 2018 | 3 min read
Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.
High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2018 | 7 min read
Emerging technologies help researchers draw mechanistic links between metabolism and epigenetic modification of DNA.
July 1 - Using Automated 2D Electrophoresis for Protein Separation and Detecting Host Cell Proteins
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Merck | 1 min read
In this webinar brought to you by Merck, explore how automating 2D electrophoresis brings increased resolution to protein detection and characterization.
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2017 | 10+ min read
New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.
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