NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – While it is known that environmental changes in an organism can trigger changes in its progeny for three or more generations, the exact mechanisms behind such transgenerational epigenetic effects remain unclear.

New research out of the University of Maryland, however, shows that RNAi-inducing double-stranded RNA molecules produced in the neurons of the model organisms Caenorhabditis elegans can be transmitted into the worm's germline, resulting in a gene-silencing effect that can persist for over 25 generations.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.

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