Scientists report that the type of mothering a female mouse provides her pups actually changes their DNA.
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.
A new study by Cancer Research UK has found that more than 135,500 cases of cancer every year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes.
The proclaim that the DNA of former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly changed during his year living in space, saying that 7% of his genes did not return back to normal when he came back to Earth is fake news.
A new study suggests that how empathic we are is not just a result of our upbringing and experience but also partly a result of our genes.
New study brings new insights into the correlation of physical activity and dietary habits with weight gain in people who carry different variations of the FTO gene—aka ‘the fat gene.’
The theme of Rare Disease Day 2018 is research. Rare Disease UK asked Maria, mum to Alex, what taking part in research has meant for her family.
A protein found in asparagus and other everyday foods has been linked to the spread of breast cancer, scientists have discovered.
Two viruses closely related to Zika—West Nile and Powassan—can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, a new study suggests.
Researchers have discovered a new cause of a rare condition knows as cblC, in which patients can’t process vitamin B12, leading to severe health problems. They report the condition, which they named “epi-cblC,” in patients from Europe and the United States.
Sphere Fluidics, a company providing single cell analysis systems underpinned by its patented picodroplet technology, has today announced the expansion of its international commercial operations.
Researchers have discovered genome-wide DNA methylation signatures for a number of neurodevelopmental Mendelian disorders, which could prove useful when testing for several syndromes at once, as well helping to classify variants of unknown significance.