Vitamins A and C help erase cell memory

“Researchers at the Babraham Institute and their international collaborators have discovered how vitamins A and C act to modify the epigenetic ‘memory’ held by cells; insight which is significant for […]

Study shows how Chinese medicine kills cancer cells

“We showed that the patterns of gene expression triggered by CKI affect the same pathways as western chemotherapy but by acting on different genes in the same pathways,” says Professor […]

Family disease risk not all in the genes

“By not accounting for shared environmental factors, scientists may overestimate the importance of genetic variation by an average of 47 per cent, the study found.”

Epigenetics could explain disease inheritance

“When offspring are in the womb, what their mothers experience environmentally (for example, diet, stress, smoking), influences the attributes of offspring when they are adults. This ‘developmental programming’ is understood […]

Epigenetic trigger of ALS

“Researchers examined identical twins–one afflicted with familial ALS and one not–and found that environmental factors were likely necessary to alter the expression of some immune genes (epigenetic changes) before the […]

Fathers’ age, lifestyle associated with birth defects

“A growing body of research is revealing associations between birth defects and a father’s age, alcohol use and environmental factors, say researchers. They say these defects result from epigenetic alterations […]