Genetics and Epigenetics

Epigenetics takes center stage with this year's Addiction Science Awards - National Institutes of Health (press release)

Epigenetics - Fri, 2017-05-19 07:59

National Institutes of Health (press release)

Epigenetics takes center stage with this year's Addiction Science Awards
National Institutes of Health (press release)
A project applying the science of epigenetics to demonstrate the health dangers of hookah smoke won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) — the world's largest science competition for ...

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Sperm epigenetics and fertility - News-Medical.net

Epigenetics - Thu, 2017-05-18 04:28

Sperm epigenetics and fertility
News-Medical.net
Epigenetics is a system of information that lies atop DNA to control which genes are accessible, active and inactive. Each cell in your body essentially has identical DNA, but they have different patterns of expression. They look different, their ...

A Super Brief and Basic Explanation of Epigenetics for Total Beginners - WhatIsEpigenetics.com

Epigenetics - Wed, 2017-05-17 09:59

WhatIsEpigenetics.com

A Super Brief and Basic Explanation of Epigenetics for Total Beginners
WhatIsEpigenetics.com
Epigenetics Is Reversible. With 20,000+ genes, what will be the result of the different combinations of genes being turned on or off? The possible arrangements are enormous! But if we could map every single cause and effect of the different ...

Epigenetic Enzyme Could Play a Role in Reducing Fat as We Age - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Tue, 2017-05-16 11:45

Epigenetic Enzyme Could Play a Role in Reducing Fat as We Age
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
Researchers from Germany discovered that lysine specific demethylase 1 (Lsd1), a well-known epigenetic enzyme, plays an important role in fat cell transformation. When Lsd1 levels decrease in fat tissue as we get older, the number of beige adipocytes ...

The science of epigenetics is a novel idea - The Sydney Morning Herald

Epigenetics - Tue, 2017-05-16 01:59

The Sydney Morning Herald

The science of epigenetics is a novel idea
The Sydney Morning Herald
The idea that trauma can cross generations, that the health of parents or grandparents can influence, if not predict, body weight and shape and the mental state ...

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Epigenetics of CLL: understanding ontogeny and clinical behavior – presentation at iwCLL 2017 - Lymphoma Hub

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 14:08

Lymphoma Hub

Epigenetics of CLL: understanding ontogeny and clinical behavior – presentation at iwCLL 2017
Lymphoma Hub
During this session, a talk titled “Harnessing epigenetics to further our understanding of CLL ontogeny and clinical behavior” was presented by Christopher Oakes, PhD, from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, US.

Could Epigenetics Help Feed the World? - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 10:08

WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Could Epigenetics Help Feed the World?
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
If you were a teenager in 1985, like I was, you probably remember spending an entire day in July plopped in front of the TV watching one of the greatest concerts of all time – Live Aid. The legendary concert broadcast-live around the world that ...

Could Epigenetics Explain the Origins of Allergic Disease? - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 10:08

Could Epigenetics Explain the Origins of Allergic Disease?
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
Research in the field of epigenetics is linking changes in the environment to more specific physiological responses. Studies on changes in gene function in relation to environmental influences are providing evidence to explain how and why allergies, as ...

3 Pioneering Epigenetic Labs: Exploring the People and Discoveries that Transcend the Lab Walls - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 10:08

3 Pioneering Epigenetic Labs: Exploring the People and Discoveries that Transcend the Lab Walls
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
It's undeniable – the emerging field of epigenetics has ignited the interests of scientists worldwide, fueling discoveries that often raise more questions than they offer answers. New grad students and seasoned PIs alike are delving into the nuances of ...

Epigenetics: Avoiding the Pull of Pseudoscientific Nonsense - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 10:08

Epigenetics: Avoiding the Pull of Pseudoscientific Nonsense
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
Serious concerns have been raised recently regarding the widespread misuse of the hot new term “epigenetics,” particularly by self-proclaimed gurus or, if you prefer, “legion purveyors of flapdoodle.” Some claim that, with the power of your mind, you ...

Most Dangerous Lifestyle Activity Uncovered in New Epigenetic Mortality Risk Profile - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 10:00

Most Dangerous Lifestyle Activity Uncovered in New Epigenetic Mortality Risk Profile
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
Aging and mortality has been a fascinating topic of interest recently, particularly in the field of epigenetics. What are the chemical DNA markers of age? Can we look at someone's epigenome to determine their risk for death? Could we reverse these ...

Can Epigenetics Explain the Mystery of Right and Left Handedness? - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 10:00

Can Epigenetics Explain the Mystery of Right and Left Handedness?
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
In light of this new research, we might wonder if epigenetics could even play a part in the interesting personality traits that are often reflected in lefties or righties. For instance, people who are left-handed have a slightly higher chance of ...

Epigenetic Computer Program 'CancerLocator' Detects and ... - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 09:56

Epigenetic Computer Program 'CancerLocator' Detects and ...
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
What if instead of invasive cancer tests, scientists could run a blood sample through a computer program and not only detect whether cancer is present or not, ...

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The Epigenetics Behind the Flu - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 09:56

WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

The Epigenetics Behind the Flu
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene expression, heritable during cell division that does not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence. These changes are also influenced by age, the environment, lifestyle, and health. Understandably ...

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Epigenetics to the Rescue on Climate Change - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 09:56

Epigenetics to the Rescue on Climate Change
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
Epigenetics looks at how the environment and other external factors affect genes and their behavior. Environmental conditions, like heat and toxins, affect DNA indirectly by modifying certain epigenetic factors or mechanisms. These mechanisms produce ...

Sunshine and Epigenetics: Altering Histone Variant H2A.Z Turnover ... - WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 09:56

Sunshine and Epigenetics: Altering Histone Variant H2A.Z Turnover ...
WhatIsEpigenetics.com (blog)
Ever thought of how the day-night cycle can epigenetically affect plants? Latest research from Zhang et al. has shown a possible mechanism of how histone ...

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Epigenetics Around the Web: Integrative medicine physicians and new book 'Born Anxious' fail Epigenetics 101 - Genetic Literacy Project

Epigenetics - Mon, 2017-05-15 09:00

Genetic Literacy Project

Epigenetics Around the Web: Integrative medicine physicians and new book 'Born Anxious' fail Epigenetics 101
Genetic Literacy Project
In the April 3 Epigenetics Around the Web, I chastised Havard-educated TV doctor Sarah Gottfried, whose new book–“Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years”–contains several irresponsible ...

Epigenetics: Fixing the dents - Nature Middle East

Epigenetics - Sun, 2017-05-14 06:01

Epigenetics: Fixing the dents
Nature Middle East
Epigenetics are changes in an organism that are caused by the modification of how a gene is expressed, rather than the alteration of the genetic code itself. The most common epigenetic modification is DNA methylation, where chemical tags called methyl ...

A look at cancer epigenetics - Scope (blog)

Epigenetics - Thu, 2017-05-11 14:33

Scope (blog)

A look at cancer epigenetics
Scope (blog)
There's another major component to genetic regulation called epigenetics. Broadly stated, that's a collection of processes that control or modify gene behavior without damaging the genes themselves. For example, chemical interactions can change which ...

Non-Amyloid Treatments: Inflammation, Epigenetics, Regeneration - Alzforum

Epigenetics - Thu, 2017-05-11 12:58

Alzforum

Non-Amyloid Treatments: Inflammation, Epigenetics, Regeneration
Alzforum
Alzheimer's researchers are pursuing treatments beyond amyloid and tau, and at the 13th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, held March 29 to April 2 in Vienna, they shared news on drugs in Phase 1 and 2 trials that target ...

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