Epigenetics

The study of non genetic heritability. Epigenetics can have an incredible phenotypic effect, and the study of epigenetic factors and mechanisms is an exciting and developing field.

Extreme Stress in Childhood is Toxic to Your DNA

Separating children from their parents is not just a psychological stress, it’s a DNA stress. Scientific research shows that early life stress may have irreversible effects on how DNA works in the cells of the body.

These Brain Cells Don’t Die, But They Do Move

Scientists have thought for decades that one area of the brain simply disappears during human development. Now, genetic similarities between cells in the subplate and neurons linked to autism suggest a different scenario.

First Detailed Map of the Proteome

An international team of researchers have built the first detailed genetic map of human proteins to improve understanding of many different diseases and identify possible new drug targets.