epigenetics

Cancer Dream Teams: Road to a Cure?

Group-think is that latest trend in cancer research. This week’s cover story, available to subscribers, explains why such team efforts are becoming a necessity, and why it hasn’t always been this way.

Study: You Are What Your Dad Ate

Imagine if you bequeathed your children not just your genetic material, but also the consequences of your own eating habits. A study published on Dec. 23 in the journal Cell demonstrates that your diet can indeed make a …

Are elite athletes equipped with “sports genes”?

An article in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated examining the latest science on genetic influence over athletic ability suggests that the world’s elite athletes aren’t necessary equipped higher proportions of superpowered genes. In fact, David Epstein writes that when it comes to genes that research has linked to athletic …

Early Stress Changes Genes Involved in Bonding, Relationships

A growing body of research suggests that early life experience changes the way genes respond to the world—and this can influence everything from the way people respond to stress to their risks for various diseases.

A new study–published in Nature Neuroscience and led by Chris Murgatroyd of the Max Planck Institute in …