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Difference between us and Neanderthals may be ‘Genetic switches’

Researchers wanted to know how two species with 99.8 percent the same DNA could be different: genetic switches may be the difference between Neanderthals and modern humans, according to a new study. 78 more words


Weeding Out the Gene Pool!

Grace Ault, PhD – Since methylation running amok can be reversed; epigenetics might allow doctors to deactivate the seeds of cancer before actual growth. “One thing that’s known is that diet, exposure to pollutants, or drugs—those things can actually change the methylation patterns of DNA,” says Ault. 132 more words