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epigenetics

Biomedical engineering
DNA inspector gadget
Published May 27, 2017
New open source gene sequencing software could aid in early detection, treatment of cancer
Epigenetics
The nature and nurture of human illness
Published May 27, 2017
Scientists seek better understanding of how genetic, environmental factors join forces to cause disease
Interdisciplinary scholar
Carl Wu named 23rd BDP
Published May 27, 2017
Renowned expert on chromatin biology, biochemistry will establish new lab to investigate chromatin structure, gene regulation
Oncology
An epigenetic key to a mystery
Published Summer 2014
A Johns Hopkins oncologist is uncovering clues as to why so many American men get prostate cancer and how we can prevent it. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Seeking the origins of disease
Published May 27, 2017
New tool could yield insight, help researchers identify targets for treatment / Hopkins Medicine
Predicting postpartum depression
Published June 2013
Researchers ID specific chemical alterations that can be detected in blood during pregnancy / Gazette
Study: how genes cause illness
Published May 27, 2017
Researchers find that "tagged" DNA sequences may predict risk for rheumatoid arthritis and other noninfectious diseases / The New York Times
Buzzworthy
How bees know what to be
Published May 27, 2017
DNA marks linked to reversible behaviors may shed light on behavioral issues in humans / Johns Hopkins Medicine
Evolution, evolved
Published Spring 2012
Molecular scientist Andrew Feinberg has a big idea he thinks might improve on Darwin's theory; proving it is another matter / Johns Hopkins Magazine