Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is found in the brain cells of approximately 90% of the world’s population and leads to cold sores, recurrent eye infections, genital lesions, and in rare … Continue Reading Study shows how the herpes simplex virus reactivates in neurons.
Obesity is a metabolic disorder resulting from behavioral and heritable causes. Children of obese fathers are at higher risk of developing metabolic disease later in life, independent of the body … Continue Reading Study maps epigenetics of father’s weight passed on by his sperm.
After it is transcribed from DNA, RNA can go on to many fates. While the most familiar path may lead directly to the production of protein, RNA molecules themselves can … Continue Reading Researchers unlock another piece of the RNA sequencing puzzle.
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 new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that long-term endurance training in a stable way alters the epigenetic pattern in the human skeletal muscle. The researchers also found strong links … Continue Reading Researchers map epigenetic methylation in human skeletal muscle during exercise.
The genetic tumult within cancerous tumours is more than matched by the disorder in one of the mechanisms for switching cells’ genes on and off, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute … Continue Reading Disorder in epigenetics is a defining characteristic of cancer.