Humans, and indeed pet dogs, are more than just products of genes – even before the moment of conception, environments play a vital role in shaping us.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi leaves many questions about the saga in a galaxy far, far away unanswered. Fortunately, biology may offer a insights on the Force, midi-chlorians, clones, and Rey's lineage.
Researchers are using epigenetics to find ways to 'turn off' bacteria's ability to cause infections.
The rapid growth of genetic testing and data-gathering could revolutionize health and medicine if governments work to protect people against privacy and societal risks.
The offspring of mice who don't get enough DHA during pregnancy are more likely to have pups that display schizophrenia-like symptoms.
A new study in mice raises hopes that we could live longer and be healthier.
Epigenetics is consistent with the theory of evolution – in fact, Darwin predicted that tiny parcels might somehow provide a flow of information from experience to inheritance.
A field called epigenomics looks at chemical modifications that do not change our DNA sequence but can affect gene activity. What are the limitations, and can biomedicine use this to our advantage?
A twins study shows that children born via IVF have similar epigenetic changes compared with those born naturally.
Not finding your 'soulmate' can lead to more than a broken heart.
Epigenetics may explain why children of mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to use substances later in life.
Overweight women have a higher risk of delivering biologically older babies who are are more susceptible to age-related conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes in later life.
We are seeing increasing numbers of young, slim children with type 2 diabetes. This means obesity and lifestyle factors may not be the whole story behind the disease's rising rates.
Scientists have uncovered the genetics that explain the snake's impressive length – and used the science to create extra-long mice.
Scientists find the missing link in epigenetics that could explain the mystery of inherited disease.
A few cancers vanish without any medical treatment. Researchers are studying these 'spontaneous regressions' to see if they can lead to new cancer treatments.
Embryos greedily want more resources than their fair share. New research investigates how early in evolution their hormonal tactics arose.
Multiple hormones produced by the mother, placenta and the foetus drive and coordinate the amazing biological changes and development of the baby that occur with conception, foetal growth and birth.
The link between season of birth and the risk of having allergies is well known. A new study sheds light on why this link exists.
Just because identical twins have exactly the same DNA, doesn't mean they will have the same physical features.