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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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Time waits for no man: the impact of age on male fertility 21 May 2018 Comment
Painkillers in pregnancy may affect offspring's fertility 23 April 2018 News
Exercise benefits may be inherited through epigenetics 16 April 2018 News
Stress in mice alters sperm and affects offspring brain development 26 February 2018 News
Muscle memory exists on the DNA level through epigenetic tagging 5 February 2018 News
What's a bit of genetic interplay between friends? 29 January 2018 Comment
Creating life in the lab: in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) and synthetic human entities with embryo-like features (SHEEFs) 8 January 2018 Comment
New CRISPR technique reverses diabetes and kidney failure in mice without cutting DNA 11 December 2017 News
Radio Review: PM - Our Fertility Journey 11 December 2017 Review
Autism, genetics and epigenetics: why the lived experience matters in research 4 December 2017 Comment
Epigenetics of addiction relapse probed using rats 2 October 2017 News
Book Review: How to Code a Human 18 September 2017 Review
Environmental chemicals affect sperm epigenetics 18 September 2017 News
Deficient diet linked to schizophrenia symptoms in mice 11 September 2017 News
Podcast Review: Editing the Embryo - removing harmful gene mutations 4 September 2017 Review
New gene silencing method discovered 24 July 2017 News
Older fathers may have less success with IVF 3 July 2017 News
Drinking tea alters women's epigenetics 5 June 2017 News
Radio Review: The Secrets Inside Your Cells - Epigenetics, Trauma and Ancestry 8 May 2017 Review
Autism linked to grandmothers' smoking 2 May 2017 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...