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Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Plants grown in dry soil produce offspring that are hardier in drought conditions, and DNA methylation appears responsible.
New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2016
Methylation on adenine bases is involved in the dampening of gene expression in mammalian cells, according to a study.
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.
The Lasting Effects of Obesity
Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2015
Losing weight does not mitigate the effects of obesity on tumor development in mice.
A Long Line of LINEs
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2014
Different mechanisms repress mobile DNA elements in human embryonic stem cells depending on the elements’ evolutionary ages.
Methylation Tied to Alzheimer’s
Kerry Grens | Aug 20, 2014
People with the neurodegenerative disease are more likely to have certain epigenetic patterns than those without.
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.
Exercise Alters Epigenetics
Hannah Waters | Mar 6, 2012
Exercise causes short-term changes in DNA methylation and gene expression in muscle tissue that may have implications for type 2 diabetes.
Spit test predicts age
Megan Scudellari | Jun 23, 2011
Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.
The Footprints of Winter
Ralf MÃ¼ller and Justin Goodrich | Mar 1, 2011
Epigenetic marks laid down during the cold months of the year allow flowering in spring and summer.