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Epigenetics is the study of chemical reactions that influence gene expression, through activation or deactivation of genes at specific times and locations.
Genes remember having low social status in the past

Genes remember having low social status in the past

Measuring development in young children: the DNA clock

Measuring development in young children: the DNA clock

Epigenetic changes can lead to development of GISTs, other cancers

Epigenetic changes can lead to development of GISTs, other cancers

Subtle changes in mitochondrial DNA can have profound consequences for patient's health

Subtle changes in mitochondrial DNA can have profound consequences for patient's health

New molecular "clock" could help monitor life-altering development disorders in children

New molecular "clock" could help monitor life-altering development disorders in children

Finnish study offers new information about molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

Finnish study offers new information about molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

Men should stay alcohol-free for at least six months before conception

Men should stay alcohol-free for at least six months before conception

Researchers identify new targets to treat fibrotic diseases

Researchers identify new targets to treat fibrotic diseases

Love hormone oxytocin linked to hypersexuality

Love hormone oxytocin linked to hypersexuality

Study uncovers epigenetic origins for hypersexual disorder

Study uncovers epigenetic origins for hypersexual disorder

Scientists develop method to reactivate tumor suppressor genes 'silenced' by cancer

Scientists develop method to reactivate tumor suppressor genes 'silenced' by cancer

Study reveals possible role of hormone oxytocin in hypersexual disorder

Study reveals possible role of hormone oxytocin in hypersexual disorder

Scientists move one step closer to discovering the causes of immune diseases

Scientists move one step closer to discovering the causes of immune diseases

Scientists identify a potentially novel avenue to treat non-small cell lung cancers

Scientists identify a potentially novel avenue to treat non-small cell lung cancers

Salk researchers develop method to reveal epigenetic features of brain cells

Salk researchers develop method to reveal epigenetic features of brain cells

Cannabis use may alter gene linked to autism in male sperm

Cannabis use may alter gene linked to autism in male sperm

Study identifies key epigenetic regulator that controls skin cell turnover

Study identifies key epigenetic regulator that controls skin cell turnover

DNA methylation may influence the effects of aspirin in patients with breast cancer

DNA methylation may influence the effects of aspirin in patients with breast cancer

Researchers identify gene mutation combo linked to endometrial cancer

Researchers identify gene mutation combo linked to endometrial cancer

University of North Dakota receives $10 million to expand epigenetics research program

University of North Dakota receives $10 million to expand epigenetics research program