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The DNA methylation landscape of human early embryos

DNA methylation is a crucial element in the epigenetic regulation of mammalian embryonic development1, 2, 3, 4, 5. However, its dynamic patterns have not been analysed at the genome scale in human pre-implantation embryos due to technical difficulties and the scarcity of required materials. 251 more words


So What is Epigenetics Anyway - Part 6?

In this final part of the series, we ask the question, “Where is evolution taking us?” Scientists have always thought that evolution was strictly a random change to our DNA that changed us forever. 241 more words


So What is Epigenetics anyway - Part 1?

This is a summary from my book, “Food for Thought, An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness”. Epigenetics is a real programming system in our bodies! In fact it is in each cell as part of its machinery. 160 more words


Epigenetics! - article published yesterday in ALN magazine by Helen and Laura Kelly

The basics of epigenetics.

At one time scientists described DNA as fate. Now they know that DNA is potential, because experience—principally early life experience—plays a big part in how genes behave. 2,339 more words

Is Epigenetic Inheritance Actually "Genetic"?

A new study published late last month in Genome Biology entitled, “Contribution of genetic variation to transgenerational inheritance of DNA methylation” reported on what has been a controversial topic for a number of years now. 503 more words