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We're all well aware that a difficult childhood can have a great impact on the course of someone's life. Childhood abuse can even drive individuals to commit suicide. A study published in Nature Neuroscience this month elucidates the molecular basis of how stress can shape the way genes work [...] We're all well aware that a difficult ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Monday, 02 February 2009 | Hits: 13356
... in vitro totipotent cells with the same characteristics as those of the earliest embryonic stages and with even more interesting properties. The seeds for this work were planted at one of the EpiGeneSys meetings. Both investigators highlight the role of the network has played for this successful collaboration. Two RISE 1 investigators have published ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Hits: 4462
EpiGeneSys—a consortium of like-minded individuals who are passionate about the science of epigenetics and believe in the importance of conveying the findings of our research to the public. Photo: pen and paper / qisuron FlickrCC License by EpiGeneSys—a consortium of like-minded individuals who are passionate about the science of epigenetics ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Tuesday, 05 March 2013 | Hits: 15327
The 52' documentary film « The Hidden Life of our Genes », written and directed by Hervé Nisic, produced by Pierre-François Decouflé (Heliox Films) with the support of the 7th Framework Research Programme of the European Union, has won the best film award at the International Life Sciences Film Festival of Praha [...] Producer Pierre-François ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | Hits: 16959
... epigenetic inheritance of longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans." Nature 479.7373 (2011): 365-371.http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v479/n7373/full/nature10572.html Our DNA contains the instructions that ultimately spell out how to perform all of the functions that take place in our body. Genes are the functional bits of DNA that tell a cell ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Thursday, 18 July 2013 | Hits: 23192
Well, it depends on which "reprogramming" you think. There are two waves of reprogramming occurring in mammals: one in the precursors of the future oocytes and spermatozoa (germline reprogramming) and one again after fertilization (early embryo reprogrammming). I think this is this second wave you are refering to. By definition, imprinted genes acquire ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Wednesday, 02 April 2014 | Hits: 5037
A book written by Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College LondonEpigenetics is one of the keys to explaining the mystery of life, writes Peter Forbes, August 8th, 2012 in the Guardian [online]
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Friday, 10 August 2012 | Hits: 6698
Scientific American's Christine Gorman explains why the answer to this question is more complex than it first appears. Video from Scientific American, 10 August 2012 [online]
Section: Content | Category: Epigenetics & behavior | Date: Thursday, 23 August 2012 | Hits: 4466
As of September 1, Geneviève Almouzni, CNRS Research Director, director of the Nuclear Dynamics and Genome Plasticity unit, and assistant director of the training unit has taken over the management of the Research Centre. She was selected by the Institut Curie's international Scientific Advisory Board, to replace Professor Daniel Louvard, who has held ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Thursday, 29 August 2013 | Hits: 4856
Epigenetic explanation for some effects of inbreeding. Online at Science NOW; written by Carrie Arnold on 10 July 2012.The Habsburgs learned about inbreeding the hard way. Centuries of marriages between close relatives in this Austrian-Spanish royal family led to mental illness, infertility, and the eventual extinction of the entire bloodline. For more ...
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2012 | Hits: 4468
Stefan Janusz reports on how genes are poised for transcription. A publication by researchers at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre (Genome Function Group) has shown that genes supposedly hidden from transcriptional machinery can still be poised and ready to be expressed. [...] March 2010 Stefan Janusz reports on how genes are poised for transcription A ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Monday, 01 March 2010 | Hits: 11720
Stefan Janusz reports on how genes are poised for transcription. Stem cell therapy holds the key to regenerative medicine: replace defunct or diseased cells in an organ by injecting new cells derived from a continually replenishing source. This kind of therapy often relies on the [...] Dicer was given its name by Emily Bernstein, a graduate ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Thursday, 01 April 2010 | Hits: 12479
Sarah Palin might be rather shocked to learn that she has thousands of genes in common with the fruit fly (watch video). Yet for this very reason flies are key to understanding human diseases like cancer. For more than half a century scientists have been using Drosophila melanogaster as a tool to [...] Research on the eyes of fruit flies reveals ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Monday, 02 February 2009 | Hits: 12387
EpiGeneSys is a European Network of Excellence coordinated by Geneviève Almouzni, director of the Research Center of the Institut Curie, with more then 160 laboratories dispersed across Europe. Besides its scientific programme, the project includes the mission to raise public awareness and disseminate information about and from this growing area of ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Thursday, 09 April 2015 | Hits: 7291
Conrad Waddington (1905-1975) is often credited with coining the term epigenetics in 1942 as "the branch of biology which studies the causal interactions between genes and their products, which bring the phenotype into being". Epigenetics appears in the literature as far back as [...] Conrad Waddington (1905-1975) is often credited with ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Thursday, 01 June 2006 | Hits: 19608