Developmental Biology & Stem CellsDNA Methylation and HydroxymethylationHistone ModificationsTools & Technology

The epigenome mapped in more than 100 tissues and cell types

A consortium of researchers published a description of 111 epigenetic maps produced as part of the Roadmap Epigenomics Program. A useful tool for understanding epigenetic changes associated with several conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancers or autoimmune disorders. In the body, most of the cells have identical genomes. But the …

Aging, Environment, & DiseaseDNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation

Epigenetics explain the benefits of exercise on health

A new research published in Epigenetics explains how exercise affects gene methylation. The environment (diet, pollution, lifestyle …) may influence gene methylation and affect the expression of genes. But what about epigenetics and exercise? Everyone should exercise regularly to stay healthy but until now it wasn’t clear how this could …