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HGM2005 (HUGO's 10th International Human Genome Meeting) will be held in Kyoto
...ments, "Stem Cell Genome"regenerative medicine and epigenetics
will be covered with the latest findings about this newsworthy topic. With regards to the latest technologies, imaging and chemobio will be covered. Also, the IBM researcher who extracted the Earth Simulator from Blue Genes will present his applica...
Protein helps regulate the genes of embryonic stem cells
...cations is the first step toward understanding how epigenetics
influences such occurrences as cancer and birth de... should be," Magnuson said. Another application of epigenetics
is stem cell therapeutics, in which any specific tissue type could be derived from stem cells and us...
Cancer scientists call for a large-scale human epigenome project
...he meeting is that the technology needed for doing epigenetics
on a high-throughput basis has advanced so far that people are already engaged in epigenomic studies on a piecemeal basis," said Peter A. Jones, Ph.D., D. Sc., president of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Director of the Norri...
ACS Weekly PressPac -- July 12, 2006
...al & Engineering News A once-obscure field called epigenetics
is rocketing into prominence in molecular biology ...s. Written by Ivan Amato, the article explains how epigenetics
research is focusing attention on chromatin, the structural material of chromosomes, which consists ...
Researcher gives hard thoughts on soft inheritance
...ews Genetics, analyzes recent and past research in epigenetics
and the history of evolution and proposes that epigenetics
should be considered a form of soft inheritance, citing examples in both the plant and mammalian kin...
In a technical tour de force, Salk scientists take a global view of the epigenome
...of DNA, but recent discoveries in a field known as epigenetics
- the study of heritable changes in gene function that occur without changing the letters of the DNA alphabet - show that how a cell "reads" those letters is critical. Methylation is chemical modification of one letter C (cytosine) of the four let...
Authoritative new book on epigenetics published by CSHL Press
...entical twins: all of these living creatures have epigenetics
to credit for some quirky characteristics. Epigeneticsthe study of heritable traits that are not attributable to alterations in DNA sequencehas provided substantial insight into fundamental biological processes, including the development of stem cel...
Regulating the nuclear architecture of the cell
... the University of California at Berkeley. The epigenetics
of heterochromatin Controlling functions of the...rchitecture and spatial rearrangements is known as epigenetics
from the Greek for "on, over, or at" the genes, instead of by the DNA sequence. The chromosomal m...
Inheritance outside DNA
...anges without changing DNA. Among other things, epigenetics
is crucial to differentiation, the process which m...Medicine, who has been a pioneer in unraveling the epigenetics
of cancer. Now Feinberg has taken a new look at genomic imprinting, as a cancer-predisposing fact...
New edition of landmark textbook incorporates contemporary genome-based view of biology
... and proteomic studies, a survey of the burgeoning epigenetics
field, and RNA interference--the topic of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. The final three chapters highlight topics of general interest: identifying disease-causing genes, the genetic basis of cancer, and DNA fingerprinting and for...
USC study in Nature Genetics supports a stem cell origin of cancer
...ird, "It also supports a very early involvement of epigenetics
in cancer. We found that cancer arises in cells that have already undergone epigenetic alterations," he adds, "which points to epigenetic events preceding genetic events in cancer development." Laird notes that this theory, while relatively new, is...
Epigenetic studies will provide a better understanding of disease
...ised scientists from the USA and Europe working in epigenetics
to present their latest work. Invited by Ferran Azorn, principal investigator at IRB Barcelona, and Tony Kouzarides, director of the Gurdon Institute in the United Kingdom, these scientists will participate in a new Barcelona BioMed Conference, one o...
Common fungicide causes long-term changes in mating behavior
...portant thing about this research is that it takes epigenetics
to the brain, said Crews, the Ashbel Smith Professor of Integrative Biology in the College of Natural Sciences. The female is able to detect which male is likely to get early onset disease and which male is not before they show any manifestation of d...
Exploring the dark matter of the genome
...ogy will benefit enormously from the new findings: epigenetics
-- the inheritance of traits and genetic informati...ather than by DNA sequence. Starting in the 1920s, epigenetics
was discovered through biological studies of heterochromatin, and is now known to regulate essential...
Turn-ons and turn-offs for neurons
...without changes in DNA sequences, a process called epigenetics
("above and beyond the gene). Switching gene expression on and off is of utmost importance when studying gene function in the adult nervous system. In the early 1990s, scientists described a tetracycline-controlled gene expression systems (Tet syst...
New method for reading DNA sheds light on basis of cell identity
...o a plethora of unexplored questions in chromatin, epigenetics
and many other areas of biology, said Bernstein. Empowered by this new technology, the researchers set out to study chromatin in cells with drastically different behaviors. They analyzed an assortment of chromatin proteins, each with a distinct ch...
Negative effects of plastic's additive blocked by nutrient supplements
...ta to ban its use. Jirtle, one of the leaders of epigenetics
research, said that it is difficult at this point to determine what the levels of maternal BPA in humans would equal those that caused epigenetic changes seen in the mice. The levels of BPA used in the current experiments were five times lower than t...