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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.
Our genes are important when it comes to aptitude for sleeping soundly.
Naloxone is often used to revive people overdosing from opioids.
Scientists are just starting to understand how your parents' genes and experiences might shape your own susceptibility to dangerous drugs. Could that help to stop addictions before they start?
Professor Fabian V. Filipp with his team working on precision targeting of malignant melanoma.
Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory
Cancer is a disease of our genes, but resistance to therapy might go beyond cancer mutations. The DNA stays the same, but cancer cells outsmart the drugs by switching their gene activity.
Babs turned to technology to clone her dog Sammie.
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.
Rey (Daisy Ridley), in
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ponders the light and dark sides of the Force.
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.
A scientist works with DNA samples in a New Orleans laboratory in 2011.
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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.
Darwin was right again.
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.
Cancer precision targeting at the Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory. Credit: Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory.
Fabian V. Filipp
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.
New research shows a high BMI in mothers before pregnancy may impact the health of their child.
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 type 2 diabetes more and more in leaner groups at a much younger age.
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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.
Where’s it gone?
A few cancers vanish without any medical treatment. Researchers are studying these 'spontaneous regressions' to see if they can lead to new cancer treatments.