Nutritional Influences on Developmental Epigenetics
In the Waterland lab we are passionate about understanding nutritional influences on mammalian developmental epigenetics, to gain a better picture of how nutrition during embryonic, fetal, and early postnatal life causes lifelong changes in gene expression, metabolism, and risk of disease.
A treasure map to understanding epigenetic causes of disease
More than 15 years after scientists first mapped the human genome, researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have determined a unique fraction of the genome that scientists should focus on. Their report, which provides a “treasure map” to accelerate research in epigenetics and human disease, was published today in Genome Biology
Researchers find identical twins share supersimilarity
An international group of researchers has discovered a new phenomenon that occurs in identical twins: independent of their identical genes, they share an additional level of molecular similarity that influences their biological characteristics.