Approximately 16% of adults in the United States report drug use, however, not everyone who experiments with drugs becomes an addict. Environmental and societal factors play a role in addiction … Continue Reading First ever study identifies epigenetic markers that influence addiction in animal model.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified a molecular mechanism that directs embryonic stem cells to mature into endothelial cells, the specialized cells that form blood vessels. Understanding the … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the epigenetics that turn stem cells into blood vessel cells.
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the main component of human genetic material. It is formed by combining four parts known as Adenine (A), Cytosine (C), Guanine (G) and Thymine (T) respectively. … Continue Reading Researchers state they have discovered the sixth DNA base in eukaryotes.
A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes … Continue Reading Researchers discover key epigenetic mechanism of human aging.
In a small study, Johns Hopkins researchers found that DNA from the sperm of men whose children had early signs of autism shows distinct patterns of regulatory tags that could … Continue Reading Epigenetic tags on DNA from fathers’ sperm linked to children’s autism symptoms.