transgenerational epigenetic inheritance
Study: Rat Moms’ Diets Affect Offspring Obesity Risk
Study: Rat Moms’ Diets Affect Offspring Obesity Risk
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 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.
Obesity, Diabetes, and Epigenetic Inheritance
Obesity, Diabetes, and Epigenetic Inheritance
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2016
Disease risk can be transmitted epigenetically via egg and sperm cells, a mouse study shows.
Week in Review: November 30–December 4
Week in Review: November 30–December 4
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2015
Historic meeting on human gene editing; signs of obesity found in sperm epigenome; top 10 innovations of 2015; dealing with retractions
Family Ties
Family Ties
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2015
There’s more to inheritance than genes.
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Ghosts in the Genome
Ghosts in the Genome
Oliver J. Rando | Dec 1, 2015
How one generation’s experience can affect the next
Sperm RNAs Transmit Stress
Sperm RNAs Transmit Stress
Kate Yandell | Oct 19, 2015
Stressed male mice can pass on an abnormal stress response to their offspring via microRNAs found in sperm, a study shows.
Leaving an Imprint
Leaving an Imprint
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2015
Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.
Mr. Epigenetics
Mr. Epigenetics
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2015
Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.
Heritable Histones
Heritable Histones
Ruth Williams | Sep 18, 2014
Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.