Category: Epigenetics

Recent Epigenetics Journal Articles

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Queen pheromones modulate DNA methyltransferase activity in bee and ant workers.

DNA methylation is emerging as an important regulator of polyphenism in the social insects. Research…

Published: Jan 27, 2016 in Biology letters

Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science

Mobile small RNAs regulate genome-wide DNA methylation

Published: Jan 18, 2016 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science

Editing the epigenome: technologies for programmable transcription and epigenetic modulation.

Gene regulation is a complex and tightly controlled process that defines cell identity, health and…

Published: Jan 28, 2016 in Nature methods

Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science

Maternally provided LSD1/KDM1A enables the maternal-to-zygotic transition and prevents defects that manifest postnatally.

Somatic cell nuclear transfer has established that the oocyte contains maternal factors with…

Published: Jan 27, 2016 in eLife

Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science

DNA methylation dynamics during B cell maturation underlie a continuum of disease phenotypes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Charting differences between tumors and normal tissue is a mainstay of cancer research. However,…

Published: Jan 18, 2016 in Nature genetics

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Hematology / Life Science / Medicine

Human DNA methylomes of neurodegenerative diseases show common epigenomic patterns.

Different neurodegenerative disorders often show similar lesions, such as the presence of amyloid…

Published: Jan 19, 2016 in Translational psychiatry

Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Neuroscience

HIV Tat controls RNA Polymerase II and the epigenetic landscape to transcriptionally reprogram target immune cells.

HIV encodes Tat, a small protein that facilitates viral transcription by binding an RNA structure…

Published: Jan 20, 2016 in eLife

AIDS / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Virology

Life span extension by targeting a link between metabolism and histone acetylation in Drosophila.

Old age is associated with a progressive decline of mitochondrial function and changes in nuclear…

Published: Jan 19, 2016 in EMBO reports

Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Nutrition / Proteomics

CCAT1 is an enhancer-templated RNA that predicts BET sensitivity in colorectal cancer.

Colon tumors arise in a stepwise fashion from either discrete genetic perturbations or epigenetic…

Published: Jan 11, 2016 in The Journal of clinical investigation

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine

News Articles (Epigenetics)

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Researchers identify striking genomic signature shared by five types of cancer

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that…

Published: Feb 05, 2016

Breast cancer / Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine

NIH researchers identify striking genomic signature shared by 5 types of cancer

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that…

Published: Feb 05, 2016

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine

Standard method for deriving stem cells may be better for use in regenerative medicine

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research…

Published: Feb 04, 2016

Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Stem cells

New research identifies key enzyme linked to age-related increases in cancer and inflammation

For the first time, researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression -- and…

Published: Feb 04, 2016

Cancer / Cell cycle / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine

Targeting the mind/body connection in stress

New Tel Aviv University research used cutting-edge brain imaging technologies to determine that the…

Published: Feb 04, 2016

Anxiety / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Mental health / Neuroscience

Prenatal stress affects babies’ health in war-torn areas

Children from war-torn areas of the globe are affected by trauma even before they are born,…

Published: Feb 03, 2016

Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Neuroscience

Study identifies enzyme key to link between age-related inflammation and cancer

For the first time, researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene…

Published: Feb 03, 2016

Breast cancer / Cancer / Cell cycle / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine

Two studies of veterans link PTSD to accelerated aging

We've all heard of people "aging overnight" after a traumatic event. Scientists actually have a word…

Published: Feb 03, 2016

Anxiety / Cardiology / Dermatology / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Mental health / Neuroscience / Nutrition

Enzyme key to link between age-related inflammation and cancer

For the first time, researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression -- and…

Published: Feb 03, 2016

Cancer / Cell cycle / Dermatology / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine

Blog Posts (Epigenetics)

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The many ways MYB drives cancer

Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffTwo papers published online this week in Nature Genetics…

Published: Feb 05, 2016

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience

But that’s not how science works! [Pharyngula]

There will be an interesting meeting in London next fall,

Published: Jan 17, 2016

Epigenetics / Evolution / Genetics / Life Science

Evo devo in the real world [Pharyngula]

I disagree with Razib Khan on a lot of things, but he’s exactly right on recent fads in…

Published: Dec 30, 2015

Epigenetics / Evolution / Genetics / Life Science

Germ theory denialism and the magical mystical microbiome [Respectful Insolence]

Whenever I point out that a very common thread of “thought”—if you can call it…

Published: Dec 17, 2015

Cardiology / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Microbiology / Stroke / Virology

Popular Antidepressant May Reprogram Brain Genes

A new study finds the antidepressant Paxil may reprogram the genes in the brain of a person with…

Published: Dec 16, 2015

Depression / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Mental health / Neuroscience

What A Man Eats Can Affect His Sperm – And Future Generations

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Grandad, why did you eat all those pizzas?…

Published: Dec 14, 2015

Epigenetics / Evolution / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Nutrition

Gene Editing In Embryos Is Fraught With Scientific And Ethical Issues

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Genetic changes to embryos will not only affect…

Published: Dec 04, 2015

Epigenetics / Gene Therapy / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine

Books On Fossils and Evolution [Greg Laden’s Blog]

Over the last several months, a lot of great books on fossils and evolution (as in paleontology)…

Published: Nov 25, 2015

Cell cycle / Epigenetics / Evolution / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Nutrition

The magical world of epigenetics [Pharyngula]

Let me tell you the hard part about writing about epigenetics: most of your audience has no idea…

Published: Nov 18, 2015

Epigenetics / Evolution / Genetics / Hepatology / Life Science / Medicine / Mental health / Neuroscience / Substance abuse

Autism quackery: Try, try, try, and never give up [Respectful Insolence]

Antivaccine quackery is arguably one of the worst forms of quackery. First, the pseudoscientific…

Published: Sep 22, 2015

Autism / Cancer / Complementary Medicine / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Microbiology / Mitochondria / Virology

Jobs (Epigenetics)

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Senior Scientist: Cancer Epigenetics and Immuno Oncology

*Org Marketing Statement* All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively…

Posted: Feb 06, 2016

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Immunology / Life Science / Medicine

Computational Biologist

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Pathology is looking for exceptional candidates to…

Posted: Feb 06, 2016

Artificial intelligence / Bioinformatics / Cancer / Computer science / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Proteomics

Postdoctoral Scientist-Bioinformatics (Fixed Duration Employee)

PhD degree in immunology, bioinformatics, or a closely related field with significant experience or…

Posted: Feb 05, 2016

Bioinformatics / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Proteomics

Senior Scientist: Cancer Epigenetics and Immuno Oncology

-> Title: Senior Scientist: Cancer Epigenetics and Immuno Oncology Job ID: 1021441 Start Date:…

Posted: Feb 04, 2016

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Immunology / Life Science / Medicine

Research Associate – Dyer Lab

Job DescriptionSummary: We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to contribute…

Posted: Feb 04, 2016

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine

Biochemistry Senior Scientist (revised)

The Cancer Epigenetics Discovery Performance Unit (DPU) within Cancer Research is seeking a…

Posted: Feb 04, 2016

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine

Scientist â?? Immuno oncology

Scientist – Immuno oncology Job description One of Kelly Scientific Resources top Clients is…

Posted: Feb 04, 2016

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Protein trafficking

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

*Providence is calling a Molecular Oncology Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Providence John Wayne…

Posted: Feb 04, 2016

Bioinformatics / Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine

Postdoctoral Positions in Human Stem Cells (ES & iPS Cells) and Heart Regenerative Medicine

Two post-doctoral associate positions are available in the Department of Developmental Biology,…

Posted: Feb 04, 2016

Bioinformatics / Cardiology / Epigenetics / Genetics / Ion channels / Life Science / Medicine

Research Associate 1 (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-UHealth is home to some of the brightest minds in…

Posted: Feb 04, 2016

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Stem cells / Virology