Researchers Unlock the Mysteries of Epigenetic Inheritance

April 30, 2024 Natalie Crowley

Understanding trait inheritance is crucial for unraveling the complexities of life’s blueprint and how it shapes the world around us. It provides insights into the transmission of characteristics from one generation to the next, shedding light on the mechanisms that underpin biological diversity and evolution. In a groundbreaking study featured in the journal Nature, researchers have unveiled the hidden secrets of how our DNA replication machinery meticulously safeguards and transfers epigenetic information during cell division. Led by Professor Yuanliang Zhai [more…]

Epigenetic Changes in Immune Cells Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

April 2, 2024 Natalie Crowley

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that impacts millions globally. While the exact cause of the disease is still unknown, a recent study by Northwestern University (NU) has shed light on the potential role of epigenetic modifications in the immune system of Alzheimer’s patients. The study found that Alzheimer’s patients experience epigenetic changes in their blood’s immune system, which could be influenced by environmental factors, past infections, and lifestyle behaviors. These findings could pave the way for the development [more…]


If you like reading our articles…

Join our e-newsletter! Stay up-to-date with our weekly posts on epigenetics and health, nutrition, exercise, and more.