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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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Ectogenesis: ethical challenges in creating artificial wombs 12 April 2021 Comment
How sperm transfer epigenetic memories to the embryo 22 March 2021 News
Epigenetic changes in sperm may predict autism in children 18 January 2021 News
Protein from a mother's egg stays in the developing embryo 30 November 2020 News
Space travel impairs mitochondrial function 30 November 2020 News
Novel cancer driver genes discovered by prediction algorithm 23 November 2020 News
Epigenetic risks during pregnancy reduced with lifestyle intervention 16 November 2020 News
Possible epigenetic target for endometriosis treatment 16 November 2020 News
Epigenetic clock gives insight into brain ageing and dementia 9 November 2020 News
Cancer risk higher in IVF babies with birth defects 2 November 2020 News
Podcast Review: Pimp My Genome – The wonderful world of epigenetics 5 October 2020 Review
Higher incidence of immunological diseases in donor sperm-conceived adults 28 September 2020 News
Epigenetic factors control mouse embryo development 3 August 2020 News
Human quadruple-stranded DNA discovered 27 July 2020 News
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
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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...