epigenetics

Epigenetic alteration of a vitamin B12 processing gene shines new light on our understanding of rare diseases

Published: 30Jan2018

Rare hereditary recessive diseases were thought to be expressed in offspring only when both parents carry a mutation in the causal gene, but a new study is changing this paradigm. An international...

Father's lasting influence: Molecular foundations of intergenerational transmission of the paternal environment

Published: 22Apr2015

Laval and McGill researchers team up with Health Canada and international researchers from Africa, Italy, Copenhagen and Greenland to investigate the impact of environmental exposures on the...

The father effect

Published: 8Oct2015

Discovery of how environmental memories may be transmitted from a man to his grandchildren

DNA signature found in ice storm babies

Published: 29Sep2014

The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds.

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

Published: 11Oct2012

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...

New funding to boost mental health research

Published: 21Oct2014

What if we could reduce rates of a wide range of devastating mental illnesses through early detection? Thanks to a significant gift of $2.9M from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation to The Montreal...

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

Published: 11Oct2012

Rare genetic mutation linked to psychiatric illnesses, obesity ...

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