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

News Articles (Epigenetics)

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New u study shows how affectionate mothering can combat the effects of maternal depression

Poverty, lack of education and exposure to violence can undeniably impact a child's life trajectory…

Published: Feb 11, 2016

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

Scientists propose use of mathematical models to find better treatment for bladder cancer

MIPT scientists together with their colleagues from St. Petersburg and Israel have analyzed more…

Published: Feb 11, 2016

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

Mathematics will help choose the optimal treatment for bladder cancer

MIPT scientists together with their colleagues from St. Petersburg and Israel have analyzed more…

Published: Feb 10, 2016

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

Large-scale study identifies an epigenetic marker for Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic illness characterised by the presence of elevated blood glucose levels.…

Published: Feb 09, 2016

Cardiology / Diabetes / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Stroke

Some heart disease drugs, antibiotics show promising perspectives in treating cancers

North American researchers have identified drugs that showed promising perspectives in treating…

Published: Feb 09, 2016

Cancer / Cardiology / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Microbiology

Some heart drugs and antibiotics show effective in fighting cancer

North American researchers have identified drugs that showed promising perspectives in treating…

Published: Feb 09, 2016

Cancer / Cardiology / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Microbiology

Identifying plant and animal DNA switches much faster and cheaper

Ecological epigenetics has now been further advanced thanks to the development of a new research…

Published: Feb 09, 2016

Climate change / Earth science / Epigenetics / Evolution / Genetics / Life Science

Study reveals association between DNA methylation and type 2 diabetes

Researchers from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute have found an epigenetic mechanism…

Published: Feb 08, 2016

Cardiology / Diabetes / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience / Stroke

New type 2 diabetes biomarker identified

Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90 percent of diabetes cases as well as being one of the major…

Published: Feb 08, 2016

Cardiology / Diabetes / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience / Stroke

Researchers combine genetic testing and brain imaging to determine vulnerability to PTSD

Our ability to cope with stress depends on how efficiently our body and mind regulate their response…

Published: Feb 07, 2016

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

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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4 PhD studentships in Genomics, Epigenetics or Evolution

4 PhD studentships in Genomics, Epigenetics or Evolution A newly established Genomics section of the…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Bioinformatics / Epigenetics / Evolution / Genetics / Life Science

Faculty Positions In Cancer Research

Faculty Positions in Cancer Research Job Description The Jackson Laboratory is inviting applications…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

AIDS / Bioinformatics / Cancer / Epigenetics / Evolution / Genetics / Hematology / Life Science / Medicine

Tenure-Track Faculty – Environmental Health And Safety – Department Of Epidemiology And Biostatistics

Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Environmental Health - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Bioinformatics / Cancer / Cardiology / Dermatology / Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Microbiology

Gene Regulation And Translational Cancer Research

Gene Regulation and Translational Cancer Research Employer: UTHSCSA Job Number: 4017612 Date Posted:…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

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

Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

Postdoc Research Associate - Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology - 32541 Employer: Washington University…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Cancer / Epigenetics / Genetics / Hematology / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience / Stem cells

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Basic Sciences

Post Doctoral Fellow - Basic Sciences University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota Date…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

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

Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Voruganti Laboratory

UNC Department of Public Safety Postdoctoral Research Associate - Voruganti Lab in Chapel Hill,…

Posted: Feb 11, 2016

Epigenetics / Genetics / Life Science / Medicine / Neuroscience / Nutrition

Postdoctoral Fellow Epigenomics

*Providence is calling a full time, day shift, Postdoctoral Fellow Epigenomics to Providence John…

Posted: Feb 10, 2016

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

Faculty Positions in Cancer Research

The Jackson Laboratory is inviting applications for Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in…

Posted: Feb 10, 2016

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

Computational Biologist

Computational Biologist, Epigenetics – Cambridge, MA 1 year contract The Epigenetics Group is…

Posted: Feb 10, 2016

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