epigenetics

How do environments talk to genes?

Published: 10Jan2013

A report elucidates the widely recognized, but poorly understood, concept of gene-environment interaction, finding a molecular mechanism in the case of post-traumatic stress disorder: demethylation...

International Human Epigenome Consortium studies mark major step forward for epigenetics research

Published: 17Nov2016

One of the great mysteries in biology is how the many different cell types that make up our bodies are derived from a single cell and from one DNA sequence, or genome. We have learned a lot from...

Brain development controlled by epigenetic factor

Published: 10Mar2015

McGill researchers have discovered, for the first time, the importance of a key epigenetic regulator in the development of the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with learning, memory and...

Chronic pain alters DNA marking in the brain

Published: 14Feb2013

Injuries that result in chronic pain, such as limb injuries, and those unrelated to the brain are associated with epigenetic changes in the brain which persist months after the injury, according to...

A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers

Published: 11Jan2017

A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat...

Honey, I shrunk the ants: how environment controls size

Published: 11Mar2015

Until now scientists have believed that the variations in traits such as our height, skin colour, tendency to gain weight or not, intelligence, tendency to develop certain diseases, etc., all of...

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...

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...

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