Scientists have mapped 41 genes that increase the risk of developing hay fever, in a new study of almost 900,000 people. Of the genes, 20 are new to science.
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.
Scientists have gained a glimpse of how marks on our genes that could be linked to adverse health outcomes in later life behave in the first few days after conception.
Males who spend time in low temperatures prior to mating will produce offspring with more active brown adipose tissue, according to new research in mice.
There are very few reported cases of children inheriting almost all of their genes from a single parent, but this 11-year-old girl is the first one so far without any signs of cancer.
Researchers in the UK have invented a switch that allows them to turn protein expression off and on at will, potentially offering a control over gene editing tools.
Scientists have identified a molecular pathway that allows females to be more resilient to maternal stress than males which might explain why males are more at risk than females for neurodevelopmental disorders.
By analysing more than 125 existing datasets, researchers have revealed that DIP-seq, one of the most widely used methods in epigenetics research, commonly detected DNA sequences that did not have any epigenetic marks.
Psychiatric disorders share many genetic variants, while neurological disorders appear more distinct, according to a new study from the Brainstorm Consortium.
We’d all dearly like to see a cure for the common cold, but it never quite seems to arrive. So what’s the hold-up — and will it be over soon? Getting rid of this scourge is nothing to be sneezed at.
A large study has found that knowing your genetic risk for various diseases makes people switch to healthier lifestyles, and stick to them.
New findings suggest that a person’s own immune system helps nudge him or her down the path toward Parkinson’s, and that restraining the immune system with drugs potentially could prevent the neurological disorder.