DNA methylation is a type of chemical modification of DNA that can be inherited and subsequently removed without changing the original DNA sequence. As such, it is part of the epigenetic code and is also the most well characterized epigenetic mechanism.
According to a recent study, sufficient rest during vacation time restored functions linked to DNA regulation in shift workers deprived of sleep.
Deep Longevity, a firm that specializes in designing artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor human aging and prolong productive longevity, has launched the first AI-powered psychological aging clocks to inspect and decode the psychosocial factors with respect to aging.
It's a fact of life that things break down. And when they do, whether it's your car, the roof, or a blocked artery, there are people who we can call to help with the repairs.
Many environmental and lifestyle factors have been implicated in the decline of sperm quality, with diet being one of the most plausible factors identified in recent years.
According to a new study, obese, pregnant women could decrease the health risks of their infants via better diet and increased physical activity.
A new mobile app has made it possible to analyse the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on a smartphone in less than half an hour.
Some of the genetic differences that have arisen between domesticated chickens and their wild ancestors, the red junglefowl, are linked to epigenetic changes, according to a new study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
A study has demonstrated that epigenetic defects in the human genome are common and occur in an unlimited number of genes that lead to genetic disorders.
Scientists can detect changes in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas in patients several years before these individuals are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
According to a study, headed by a psychologist at the University of California, genetic background may influence how people adapt to aging in late life.
Researchers performed a study in which they created a total of 168 new maps of chemical marks on DNA strands, known as methylation, in developing mice.
UMass Medical School researchers Zhiping Weng, PhD, and Jill Moore, PhD, and MD/PhD students Michael Purcaro and Henry Pratt are lead authors on the latest publication of data from the ambitious ENCODE project.
All life depends on a genome, which acts as an instruction manual for building all the products essential for development and survival. But knowing which of these individual instructions - or genes - need to be read, and when, is key for a properly functioning organism: so how does life get this right?
By sequencing entire genomes for DNA modifications, and analyzing both cancer tissues and healthy ones, Hackensack Meridian Health researchers and doctors have found what could be a key to risks for cancer and other diseases: specific locations in the DNA where those expression changes (methylation) are imbalanced, according to a new publication.
A highly sensitive blood test has been found to accurately diagnose and classify different types of brain tumors, resulting in more accurate diagnosis.
An underlying principle in molecular biology is that “DNA makes RNA makes protein.” The process of gene expression is firmly controlled in various ways.
All cells in an organism are known to have the same genetic data but not all carry out the same function. This is because all the cells do not contain the same active genes.
The genetic information within our cells is what makes humans unique. The cell nucleus has a complex structure that harbors this genetic information.
Dr. Manel Esteller speaks to AZoLifeSciences about his ground-breaking cancer research in which he uncovered the behavior of DNA in 3D models.
In a new study, researchers have used 3D models to disintegrate the DNA behavior of tumor cells, paving the way for innovative treatment for the disease.