Tag: "epigenetics" at biology news
Study shows plants inherit traits from more than gene sequence alone
...ers. The next level of gene regulation studied in epigenetics
is DNA packaging. DNA is wrapped around proteins s...t's becoming more appreciated. Today, research in epigenetics
is providing insight into a broad range of study areas. Molecular biologists working to introduce fo...
Assisted reproduction may be linked to birth defect syndrome
...bining the sperm and egg could possibly affect the epigenetics
of embryos, based on reports of others' experience with animals....
Study pinpoints regulator of imprinted gene expression
...ure Genetics on Monday (March 10) makes a case for epigenetics
by identifying a gene that may be critical for proper epigenetic changes. The new study shows for the first time that the gene called "Eed" is required for the proper epigenetic regulation of a subset of genes that normally show parent of origin expr...
Common nutrients fed to pregnant mice altered their offspring's coat color
... future generations," said Waterland. "Nutritional epigenetics
could, for example, explain the differences between genetically identical twins, or the disparities in the incidence of stroke between the South and the North. The possibilities are endless."...
UNC researchers identify protein crucial to gene silencing
...ogrammed cell death. We're also studying chromatin epigenetics
with a view toward determining if they play a role in the ability of stem cells to commit to a specific lineage." Along with Zhang, UNC co-authors of the report include Drs. Hengbin Wang and Li Xia and doctoral student Ru Cao. Other co-authors are Wo...
Premier international meeting provides latest news and issues in blood disorders
...r 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. PST) will cover epigenetics
in hematology. Epigenetics is the study of mitoti...by alterations of DNA sequence. "The influence of epigenetics
on human disease has become increasingly apparent," according to Dr. Hoffman. "This will lead to fu...
2004 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award winners announced
...ters for the clear and informative presentation of epigenetics
to a general audience by Ambrose and the sophisticated treatment of the same topic by Gibbs for an audience interested in science. The six members of the judges panel are: Deborah Blum (co-chair), Professor of Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madi...
The silence of the genes
.... But Jones, who is one of the world's pre-eminent epigenetics
experts, says that azacitidine's approval is bigge... Rett syndrome. Jones also sees the application of epigenetics
to combat disorders caused by aging, providing the opportunity to turn on the genes shut down by the...
Hopkins to found first center for comprehensive study of epigenetics
... will set the stage for learning as much about our epigenetics
as the Human Genome Project taught about the seque...ssor of Medicine and principal investigator of the epigenetics
grant. "Epigenetics doesn't underlie all human disease, but we definitely need to develop the techno...
Innovative efforts target epigenetics, molecular imaging
...ed by Dr. Feinberg, who has pioneered the study of epigenetics
in cancer, will develop tools to create comprehensive, genome-wide information about epigenetics
and then apply that information to the study of autism and bipolar disorder. "Epigenetics doesn't u...
Scientists suggest framework for epigenetics in common disease
... researchers say now is the time to begin studying epigenetics
on the same mammoth scale used to probe the sequen... exist," says Feinberg, who pioneered the study of epigenetics
in cancer. "Developing that technology, and the necessary statistical approaches to analyze the data...