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In April 2005 I was assigned a mission: to take a tour of epigenetics in Europe. The prospect filled me with a great deal of excitement, but a big question. What on earth is epigenetics all about? Thankfully, my mission afforded me an adventure into continental Europe to talk to the scientists themselves [...] In April 2005 I was assigned a mission: ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Friday, 01 August 2008 | Hits: 38769
Systems Biology approaches are promising to help scientists advance the field of Epigenetics.Systems biology is the study of systems of biological components. Since living systems are dynamic and complex, their behavior can be hard to predict [...] Systems biology uses information about the parts of the system (shown on the left) in order to ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Friday, 16 November 2012 | Hits: 21070
... research. EpiGeneSys has decided to choose an unusual way to engage with the public: Epigenetics leaves the laboratory and enters the world of art! Hashtag - # Visions of EpigeneticsMay 16 – 27, 2015Cité Internationale des Arts18 rue de l'Hôtel de VilleOpen Monday to Saturday 14h – 19hFree admission After decoding the genetic code of many species ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Thursday, 09 April 2015 | Hits: 7291
... day-to-day business. How does the inner city know what parts of the information to access in order to produce what it needs? And how is this knowledge then remembered or maintained, from day to day, year to year, in order to avoid chaos? Researchers studying epigenetics are interested in exactly this type of question: how does a cell know which parts ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | Hits: 34462
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: 19609
Response written by: Elphège Nora, PhD - postdoctoral researcher in Edith Heard's laboratory, Institut Curie The 2012 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine, to John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka, is a very good example of how knowledge about epigenetics can be practically applied. Epigenetics basically aims at understanding how a cell – or an organism ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Friday, 09 November 2012 | Hits: 2454
Épigénétique : Le génome sous influenceA special issue on epigenetics was published in Biofutur in November (Ed. Lavoisier, n°359, 2014) with the contribution of several EpiGeneSys members.Available only in french, it illustrates many aspects of epigenetics, from basics to medical applications [online] See an extract (in French) ...
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Wednesday, 04 March 2015 | Hits: 2904
A combination of genes and our environment makes us what we are. Or so we always thought...June 1, 2012 by Jeremy Laurance [Online]
Section: Content | Category: Epigenetics & environment | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Hits: 4598
While epigenetics remained a virtually unknown subject of science for many years, it has recently enjoyed a lot of attention. Some report on it as a savior from the constraints of our genetic heritage or, as TIME magazine put it in 2010 "Why Your DNA Isn't Your Destiny", others paint a darker picture of the epigenetic inheritance we may pass on to the ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 4188
In 1942 Conrad Hal Waddington defined epigenetics as 'the branch of biology which studies the causal interactions between genes and their products which bring the phenotype into being'. In modern sense the term 'epigenetics' describes heritable changes in genome function that occur without a change in nucleotide sequence within the DNA. For example, ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2011 | Hits: 6210
Scientific American, January 16th, 2012 [online]
Section: Content | Category: Epigenetics: from one generation to the next? | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Hits: 4666
Eugenics and epigenetics are not interrelated. The term eugenics is derived from Greek and means 'well born' or 'good breeding'. Its concept was first formulated by Charles Darwin´s cousin Sir Francis Galton in 1865, although he didn't use the term eugenics until 1883. Eugenics is a social philosophy which advocates the supposed improvement of human ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Friday, 16 September 2011 | Hits: 7642
The term 'Genetics' was coined by William Bateson in 1905. However, the term 'gene' is based on ideas of Charles Darwin and Hugo de Vries: In 1878 Hugo de Vries visited Darwin, who directly stimulated de Vries to shift from physiological to evolutionary and genetic studies. The source of de Vries‘ inspiration was Darwin‘s speculation on heredity, i.e. ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2011 | Hits: 10317