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Key funding for ground-breaking epigenetics research

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre will receive generous support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Génome Québec to continue its trailblazing research in the field of epigenetics. The support announced today by the funding partners will go toward examining how environmental factors can alter the expression of our DNA and have life-long effects on human health.

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Published on : 22 Oct 2012

Dr. Carl Ernst's research featured in the Montreal Gazette

Rare genetic mutation linked to psychiatric illnesses, obesity  B Charlie Fidelman, GAZETTE Health Reporter October 8, 2012  MONTREAL — Grounding chronic illnesses and mental disorders in human DNA is like trying to tease out a giant riddle that’s complicated by the intricate relationship between biology and behaviour.

Published on : 11 Oct 2012

Article from Dr. Michael Meaney's lab featured in ScienceDaily

From the lab of CIFAR Fellow Michael Meaney (McGill University): Scientists have provided evidence that socioeconomic status affects family function and the development and function of brain regions that are critical for attention, learning and memory. Meaney's lab looks into how parenting produces lasting effects on cognitive and emotional development. His lab examined development in rats and found parental influences on the chemical, or 'epigenetic', signals that control the activity in the brain of genes that influence the connections between brain cells as well as learning and memory.

Published on : 11 Oct 2012