Thyroid Size, Function in Children Linked to Nutrition-Related DNA Methylation Mark
A trial in Gambia suggests PAX8 gene methylation in 2-year-olds corresponds to thyroid volume, hormone production, and physical features later in childhood.
University of Edinburgh Awarded $71.8M for Genetic Research
The funding will support the university's MRC Human Genetics Unit, which is investigating the genetic underpinnings of human health and disease.
AstraZeneca, MRC Technology Partner With Charities on Lung Disease Research
The partners are working together to advance research into the role of epigenetics in respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD.
UK Universities Awarded £16M to Develop MDx Tools
The six universities will collaborate with industry and clinicians to develop tools for stratifying patients based on their response to certain therapies.
Maternal Environment May Influence Child Health Through Epigenetic Alterations
Taking advantage of a natural experiment, researchers found that methylation levels at the tumor suppressor VTRNA2-1 gene in infants vary with mothers' diet at conception.