Implicating Methylation Variability in Depression
Aging, Environment, & DiseaseDNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation

Implicating Methylation Variability in Depression

When Scott Kelly touched back down to Earth after nearly a year in space, scientists found that he was no longer strictly identical to his twin brother Mark [1]. While Scott’s DNA sequence was no different from his brother’s, he did have a number of epigenetic changes compared to Mark. …

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Aging, Environment, & DiseaseDNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation

Oxytocin Receptor Methylation Associates with Sensitivity to Social Environment

A recent study conducted by researchers at Emory University found that individuals with specific oxytocin receptor methylation patterns – which can help regulate how much oxytocin receptor is made – experience increased symptoms of depression and anxiety when exposed to abuse during childhood.  Oxytocin is a neurohormone vital for social …

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