Navigation Links
Epigenetics and epidemiology -- hip, hype and science
Date:3/14/2012

ch to offer the field of epigenetics.

To begin at the beginning, the IJE has reprinted Conrad Waddington's seminal paper, which is brought up-to-date by commentaries from experts currently at the cutting edge of the field. This is followed by a series of papers on epigenetics that reflect the breadth and depth of current epidemiological contributions, ranging from studies of socio-economic differences in epigenetic patterns to new methods to determine the causal contribution of epigenetic processes. These empirical contributions are complimented by a stimulating and accessible commentary on the relationship between epidemiology and epigenetics by Bastiaan Heijmans and Jonathon Mill.

Further reflection is provided by a symposium based on a short book 'Plasticity, Robustness, Development and Evolution' by Patrick Bateson and Peter Gluckman, which covers the most recent developments at the intersection of developmental and evolutionary biology. A prcis of the book, written by the authors, starts a debate that presents arguments in favour of the wider incorporation of epigenetics into epidemiology as well as cautioning against the dismissal of the genetic heritability in the rush to adopt new methods.

This epigenetics issue is edited by Caroline Relton and George Davey Smith. Caroline, from the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University whose research focuses on understanding the effect of epigenetic variation on health, says "Epigenetics has begun to permeate many aspects of medical research, as well as many corners of the popular press, in a bid to explain how the environment and genome act in concert to shape the biological processes that cause disease. Epidemiology a discipline that aims to improve our understanding of the determinants of disease - has much to offer the field of epigenetics, not least in helping to distinguish those epigenetic events that are on the causal pathway to disease from those that are not. This info
'/>"/>

Contact: Gabby Fletcher
gabby.fletcher@oup.com
44-186-535-3969
Oxford University Press
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Ali Shilatifard and colleagues aim to clarify the definition of epigenetics
2. New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics
3. New piece found in the puzzle of epigenetics
4. Epigenetics could help researchers determine any risks associated with low-dose radiation
5. Study finds diet and alcohol alter epigenetics of breast cancer
6. Largest ever epigenetics project launched
7. Adult stem cells carry their own baggage: Epigenetics guides stem cell fate
8. New international Ph.D. program on Dynamics of Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and DNA Damage Response
9. Inherited epigenetics produced record fast evolution
10. The challenges of avian influenza virus: Mechanism, epidemiology and control
11. Penn presents inaugural symposium on applied mathematics and computational science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2015)... Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of ... second quarter ended June 30, 2015.  Revenue ... decrease of 33% compared to $6.8 million in the same ... 2015 was $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, which ... the same period a year ago.  Lower ...
(Date:7/20/2015)... 2015  Acuity Market Intelligence,s latest research "The ... Commerce and Privacy" forecasts that between 2014 and ... be downloaded to smart mobile devices by 2.2 ... is projected to generate more than $67.9 billion ... forecast period.    "Biometrics is at ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... July 9, 2015  Unchained Labs just can,t ... acquisition of Avid Nano. Avid Nano designs, develops ... systems.    Also today, Unchained Labs ... easiest to use protein sizing system. The pUNk ... protein,s hydrodynamic size, size distribution, aggregation population and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Biometrics on Smart Mobile Devices to Redefine Digital Identity with 12.9 Billion Biometric App Downloads between 2014 and 2020 2Unchained Labs just can't get enough, acquires Avid Nano, rocks out the new pUNk! 2
... (Feb. 29, 2012)Exposure to lead wreaks havoc in the ... potential for learning. But the precise mechanism by which ... remained unknown. New research led by Toms R. ... Health Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public ...
... leading many growers to plant corn every year and ... yields, researchers report. In many instances, pesticides are applied ... violating a bedrock principle of integrated pest management. The ... and soybean fields in the agricultural Midwest, and signs ...
... Orleans, LA Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, ... at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has found that ... experimental stroke. Dr. Bazan was issued a patent on the ... the blood-brain barrier. The findings are published in the March ...
Cached Biology News:In what ways does lead damage the brain? 2Researcher tracks agricultural overuse of bug-killing technology 2Researcher tracks agricultural overuse of bug-killing technology 3Researcher tracks agricultural overuse of bug-killing technology 4LSUSHC research identifies new experimental drug for stroke 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... 3, 2015   Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: ... and second quarter 2015 financial results after the market ... Company will host a conference call at 5:30 PM ... business update. The conference call may be ... and asking to join the "Intrexon Corporation Call."  Participants ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... LAS VEGAS , July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... pharmacists seek resources that help them drive positive ... as a vital source of patient care in ... Pharmacy,s annual tradeshow and conference, AmerisourceBergen announced ... strengthen its Pharmacy Services Administration Organization and help ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Ralco is honored to announce that it ... Fair to be held August 5-9 in Marshall. The Ralco Enrichment Center is an ... and how agriculture impacts their daily lives. This unique exhibit also features a birthing ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... ... The 2015 Market Research Report on the Global Propanol Industry is ... with a focus on the Chinese situation. Major companies included in the propanol market ... Royal Dutch Shell, LG Chem and Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical. , The report provides a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Intrexon to Announce First Half and Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on August 10th 2AmerisourceBergen Unveils Suite of Enhanced Capabilities for Independent Pharmacies at ThoughtSpot 2015 2AmerisourceBergen Unveils Suite of Enhanced Capabilities for Independent Pharmacies at ThoughtSpot 2015 3Ralco Announces Primary Sponsorship of Ralco Enrichment Center at Lyon County Fair 2Global Propanol Market Technical Data and Manufacturing Analysis 2020 2Global Propanol Market Technical Data and Manufacturing Analysis 2020 3
... PHILADELPHIA - For centuries, engineers have bent and torn ... scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering ... at nanoscale sizes in the form of wires a ... has enable Penn engineers to construct a theoretical model ...
... Mass., March 3 ETEX Corporation, an advanced,biomaterials ... a supply,agreement with LifeNet Health, Inc., Under ... Bone Matrix (DBM) powder to be mixed with ... substitute material called,EquivaBone(TM). ETEX will manufacture EquivaBone(TM) in ...
... Human Genome,Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) announced ... Susquehanna Financial Group Second Annual SIGnificant,Investment Options in ... at http://www.hgsi.com ., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010612/HGSLOGO ... Genome Sciences, clinical management team will,participate in a ...
Cached Biology Technology:Surface dislocation nucleation: Strength is but skin deep at the nanoscale, Penn engineers discover 2ETEX and LifeNet Health, Inc. Enter Agreement 2
... screening and binding optimization and built on ... synthesis platform. These microarrays are available as ... Service. Probe Content Our ... 1500 known aptamer sequences. Add up to ...
... LC Sciences provides a comprehensive service ... high density peptide microarrays synthesized on ... using recombinant proteins/antibodies or serum samples. ... your sequence designs, binding assays using ...
... a comprehensive epitope analysis service utilizing ... Paraflo microfluidic chips for immunological studies, ... comprehensive service includes assistance with your ... provided by you, single or dual ...
... aptamer screening and binding optimization and built ... on-chip synthesis platform. Thousands of customer specified ... LC Sciences can provide assistance with custom ... part of our comprehensive DNA/RNA Aptamer Microarray ...
Biology Products: