A major new analysis reveals for the first time the likely cause of most cases of childhood leukaemia, and that the disease might be preventable.
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.
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a great new RNA annotation tool.
Results of an international collaboration report a new association between the PM20D1 gene and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
George Church’s idea is to “have the body and mind of a 22-year-old but the experience of a 130-year-old,” and himself might be one of the first volunteers to try the approach in humans.
The National Insitute of Health is finally launching All of Us, a huge research study with the aim of making precision medicine available to people of all backgrounds. But will people give up their data?
Researchers have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be “junk DNA”, plays a crucial role in holding the genome together.
Hidden layers of regulation that control the activity of genes can produce drug-resistant, surviving cells. New research helps explain how therapy-resistant cancers arise — findings with important implications for the future of cancer therapy.
A group of researchers hopes to improve the understanding of present-day ailments by looking at the very engine of evolution: natural selection in humans.
Scientist Andrew Feinberg calls for more integration between two fields of DNA-based research: genetics and epigenetics.
New findings suggest that many senior citizens remain more cognitively and emotionally intact than commonly believed. This could perhaps provide clues as to how we can keep our minds sharper for longer.
Studies carried out at Emory University have shown that DNA methylation patterns in saliva appear to be more similar to patterns from the brain, than methylation in blood. Researcher Alicia Smith Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University joins the discussion.