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Milestone reached in new leukemia drug

November 20, 2019

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists, with chemists and cancer biologists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), have developed a…
Team Discovers Epigenetic Pathway that Controls Social Behavior in Carpenter Ants

November 20, 2019

Study reveals the behavior of Major ant “soldiers” can be successfully reprogrammed up to five days after they…
Leukaemia cells can transform into non-cancerous cells through epigenetic changes

November 13, 2019

All the tissues of our body have the same DNA, but they perform very different functions and have…
Consuming alcohol leads to epigenetic changes in brain memory centers

October 28, 2019

Triggers in everyday life such as running into a former drinking buddy, walking by a once- familiar bar,…
Epigenetic Changes to Gene Affect Key Cells Behind Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

October 11, 2019

The lung stiffness and scarring characteristic of this rare disease may be linked to environmental gene alterations. In…
Quantitative method to study epigenetic landscape of cells

September 18, 2019

A new method, developed by Banushree Kumar and Simon Elsässer at Karolinska Institutet, produces quantitative maps for modifications…
Preliminary Study Suggests that the Body’s “Epigenetic Clock” might be Reversible

September 11, 2019

Efforts to extend the human lifespan, or in more exotic cases – even to achieve immortality, have recently…
On the Front Lines of Climate Change

August 8, 2019

If the fight to get ahead of climate change was a battlefield, coral reefs would be on the…
Beyond DNA

August 7, 2019

Pretty much all of your cells have the same DNA code, yet they come in an astonishing number…
New study challenges claim that exogenous RNA is essential for sperm function

July 3, 2019

Scientists from the University of Bath are challenging the claims of two high profile papers from 2018 which…
Study Links Epigenetic Age with Childhood Allergy, Asthma

May 3, 2019

Known as the atopic or allergic march, it’s a familiar progression to pediatricians and parents alike: atopic dermatitis…
Organoids reveal inflammatory processes in chlamydia infections

March 27, 2019

For a long time, researchers were only able to examine human cells infected with bacteria by using cancer…
Older biologic age linked to elevated breast cancer risk

March 1, 2019

Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person’s age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according…
Novel Autism Mouse Model Based on an Epigenetic Gene Developed

January 31, 2019

The causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are diverse and to some extent, unknown. But without doubt, they…
How the environment can determine traits

January 4, 2019

During an organism’s development, the conditions of the surrounding natural environment can determine the organism’s traits. A University of…
New Cervical Cancer Test Boasts 100 Percent Accuracy

December 18, 2018

A new blinded case-control study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, pitted a new “epigenetics-based” cervical cancer…
Not in the DNA: Evolution sans mutation discovered in single-celled archaea

December 5, 2018

Species most often evolve through DNA mutations inherited by successive generations. A few decades ago, researchers began discovering…
Epigenetic Map May Pave Way for New Therapeutic Solutions to Hearing Loss

December 4, 2018

Epigenetics is the expression and control of genes. The epigenetics involved in the inner ear is a critical…
When Boy Fish Build Castles to Impress Girl Fish, Boy Genes Get a Rise

November 26, 2018

Call it instinct, but something, perhaps programs in their genes, compels some animals to behave in striking ways. Take…
Violence in childhood leads to accelerated aging, study finds

November 12, 2018

Children who suffer abuse are more likely to age faster, while those who endure food insecurity or neglect…
A look at how colds and chronic disease affect DNA expression

November 12, 2018

We’re all born with a DNA sequence that encodes (in the form of genes) the very traits that…
Child maltreatment linked to cognitive aging

October 10, 2018

Almost 10 million older adults in the U.S. have cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, or other related dementias. Penn…
Breastfeeding changes gene activity that may make babies less reactive to stress

October 3, 2018

It has long been known that there are many physical and mental health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers…
New understanding of worm stem cells could untap potential of our own

September 14, 2018

Research from Oxford University published in the journal Genome Research has found that a special combination of epigenetic modifications crucial…
Adaptable lizards illustrate key evolutionary process proposed a century ago

September 10, 2018

Side-blotched lizards in most of the Mojave Desert have tan and brown markings that blend in well with…
DNA accessibility, gene expression jointly profiled in 1,000s of cells

September 4, 2018

Scientists have now developed an assay that concurrently profiles both the epigenome and the transcriptome of each of…
Epigenetic patterns determine if honeybee larvae become queens or workers

August 23, 2018

Queen and worker honeybees are almost genetically identical but are fed a different diet as larvae. The researchers…
Twin study highlights importance of both genetics and environment on gene activity

August 21, 2018

New research highlights the extent to which epigenetic variation is influenced by both inherited and environmental factors. Epigenetic…
Diabetes results from a breakdown of epigenetic control

June 8, 2018

Diabetes affects more than 400 million individuals worldwide. In what is becoming a paradigm shift, researchers have begun…
A Drop of Insight: how genes get passed from parent to child

May 28, 2018

We know a lot about how genes get passed from parent to child, but scientists are still unraveling…
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