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Epigenetics

The science of enduring (but ultimately reversible) changes in the pattern of gene activity, during embryo development and beyond, that do not involve alteration of the DNA sequence. These changes occur in response to conditions within the embryo and more generally.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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Endometriosis linked to DNA changes in the uterus 22 June 2020 News
Pregnancy protects against breast cancer by changing the epigenome 1 June 2020 News
First epigenetic study in 3D human cancer cells 18 May 2020 News
Alternative framework for heredity proposed 27 April 2020 News
Scientists rejuvenate old stem cells 30 March 2020 News
Premature birth may have long-term epigenetic effects 9 March 2020 News
Epigenetic changes linked to biological age 24 February 2020 News
Diet has rapid effects on sperm quality 6 January 2020 News
'Couch potato' mice reveal that epigenetics affects urge to exercise 9 December 2019 News
Fertility treatment - not age, may change epigenetics in offspring 2 December 2019 News
Podcast Review: Designer Genes (Babbage, The Economist) 2 December 2019 Review
Why we need root and branch fertility law reform 25 November 2019 Comment
Epigenetic test offers speedy diagnosis for male infertility 18 November 2019 News
Alcohol causes epigenetic brain changes that could trigger cravings 4 November 2019 News
Epigenetic study reveals facial features of ancient human 23 September 2019 News
IVF temporarily changes babies' epigenetics 9 September 2019 News
Child obesity starts with epigenetic changes in womb 25 February 2019 News
Epigenetics may give 'universal' cancer test 10 December 2018 News
Epigenetic approach could detect cancer early 19 November 2018 News
Epigenetic signature linked to Alzheimer's discovered 29 October 2018 News
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Events using this Glossary Item

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Epigenetics: Where Life Meets the Genome
10 November 2010 10am-5.30pm Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, UK
The Annual Conference of the Galton Institute...
From Imprinting to the Epigenome in 25 years
4 September 2009 Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RD; Kings College, University of Cambridge, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK
An event celebrating the discovery of imprinting in mammals 25 years ago...