All posts tagged with epigenetics

Gene expunction

less than 1 minute read

So, it’s a perfectly ordinary story about epigenetics and how the methylation of some genes may be correlated with BMI. But what I don’t understand is the he...

Methylation in Neandertals

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A new Neandertal (and mammoth) genetics paper from Adrian Briggs and colleagues is bigger news than it might appear at first glance:

Mailbag: Holding on to ancient DNA

2 minute read

Hi, It is often claimed that ancient genes that were once very adaptable are discarded over time by drift, bottle necks etc. What if an ancient trait wer...