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Cancers `on and off` switch discovered?

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 10:48

Researchers have proposed that an "on and off" epigenetic switch could be a common mechanism behind the development of different types of cancer.

Women`s breasts age far faster than rest of body

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 15:02

A new study suggests that breasts typically age more quickly than the rest of the female body.

Simple blood test can help in early diagnosis of Parkinson`s disease

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 15:51

Scientists have found a link between epigenetic changes (those molecular modifications that alter the behaviour of genes without changing the DNA sequence) and Parkinson`s disease.

Cure for lifestyle diseases comes closer to reality

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 09:44

A new research suggests that changing your lifestyle could actually help your body`s metabolism, which could help fight against major diseases.

Scientists discover how kids inherit parents` experiences

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 16:57

Epigenetics is a system that turns our genes on and off.

Eating disorders `may be genetic`

Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 18:25

In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on from mothers to daughters.

Differences in twins` DNA set in the womb

Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 10:44

Environment can have a strong influence on genes in the womb and could account for differences in identical twins, according to a new study.

Genetic mechanism behind congenital heart disease identified

Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012, 20:42

Incorrect activation of genes in foetal development can lead to congenital heart disease into adulthood.

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