Bianca Jones Marlin Traces How Sensory Inputs Shape the Brain
Bianca Jones Marlin Traces How Sensory Inputs Shape the Brain
The Columbia University neuroscientist researches the biology behind some of our most human experiences, including building family relationships. 
Bianca Jones Marlin Traces How Sensory Inputs Shape the Brain
Bianca Jones Marlin Traces How Sensory Inputs Shape the Brain

The Columbia University neuroscientist researches the biology behind some of our most human experiences, including building family relationships. 

The Columbia University neuroscientist researches the biology behind some of our most human experiences, including building family relationships. 

transgenerational epigenetic inheritance
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
The Tel Aviv University researcher is interested in how the macromolecules affect the health and behavior of successive generations of worms.
How Worms Avoid Eating Bad Bacteria and Warn Their Offspring Too
How Worms Avoid Eating Bad Bacteria and Warn Their Offspring Too
Jef Akst | Dec 12, 2019
A small RNA in Pseudomonas triggers an avoidance response in C. elegans that can be passed on to the next generation, according to research presented at this week’s meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 7, 2019
Two research groups demonstrate that in Caenorhabditis elegans, behavioral traits can be passed down through the germline to future generations, even though they aren’t hard-wired.
Mice Inherit Cancer Susceptibility Via Epigenetic Changes in Sperm
Mice Inherit Cancer Susceptibility Via Epigenetic Changes in Sperm
Emma Yasinski | Apr 19, 2019
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.
Could Grandpa’s Early Diet Affect Your Health?
Could Grandpa’s Early Diet Affect Your Health?
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2019
A large study seeks to answer whether a man’s childhood diet has transgenerational repercussions.
Classic Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance Is Rare, Not the Rule
Classic Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance Is Rare, Not the Rule
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2019
A study suggests that the direct transfer of DNA methylation marks from one generation to the next is much less common than scientists previously thought.
Effects of Antidepressants Span Three Generations in Fish
Effects of Antidepressants Span Three Generations in Fish
Diana Kwon | Dec 10, 2018
Fluoxetine dampened stress responses in zebrafish embryos exposed to the drug—and their descendants.
Infographic: Exercise’s Effects on the Brain
Infographic: Exercise’s Effects on the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2018
Identifying the molecular interactions that occur all over the body during exercise could reveal how it affects learning and memory.
How Exercise Reprograms the Brain
How Exercise Reprograms the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2018
As researchers unravel the molecular machinery that links exercise and cognition, working out is emerging as a promising neurotherapy.
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Male rodents exposed to nicotine had changes in sperm genome methylation and produced pups and grandpups with abnormal behavior.
Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results
Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 21, 2018
Two studies examining the effects of parents’ ages on their offsprings’ telomere lengths come to opposite conclusions.  
Birds With Older Fathers Have Shorter Telomeres, Lifespans
Birds With Older Fathers Have Shorter Telomeres, Lifespans
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 14, 2018
The findings contradict what has been observed in humans.  
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.
Transgenerational Trauma Passed Down from WWII Evacuees
Transgenerational Trauma Passed Down from WWII Evacuees
Jef Akst | Nov 29, 2017
The daughters of Finnish women separated from their parents as children during World War II have higher rates of psychiatric hospitalization than those born to women who had not been evacuated.
Epigenetic Inheritance in Nematodes
Epigenetic Inheritance in Nematodes
Catherine Offord | Jul 16, 2017
The memory of a temperature spike can persist for as many as 14 generations in C. elegans.
Worms’ Epigenetic Memories
Worms’ Epigenetic Memories
Catherine Offord | Jul 16, 2017
When kept at warmer temperatures for five generations, C. elegans showed evidence of “remembering” that experience for up to 14 generations.
Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought
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. 
Study: Rat Moms’ Diets Affect Offspring Obesity Risk
Study: Rat Moms’ Diets Affect Offspring Obesity Risk
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2016
Female rats fed a typical Western diet had offspring that were at higher risk of obesity than moms fed low-fat, high-grain meals.