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epigenetics

[¦ep·ə·jə¦ned·iks]
(genetics)
The study of those processes by which genetic information ultimately results in distinctive physical and behavioral characteristics.
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Whereas current forensic and diagnostic screening technologies only detect the immediate presence of contaminants, the envisioned ECHO technology would read someone's epigenome from a biological sample even when other physical evidence has been erased.
How are they modulated by the epigenome or the meta-genome?
When we examined all CpG methylation and arsenic associations across the epigenome for both water and urine, the correlation between the -[log.sup.10] (p-values) and direction of association was 0.67 (p < [10.sup.-16]), mirroring the correlation we observed between the two exposures (Figure 3).
In addition, conducting epigenome analysis in animals and plants is expected to lead to the development of advanced cultivation and breeding technologies in agriculture, livestock and fishery that are more efficient and have less impact on the environment.
The researchers used whole-genome sequencing, transcriptome and epigenome data to identify and characterize mutations in 18 iPSC lines included in the iPSCORE Resource and publicly available at WiCell, a nonprofit that provides stem cell lines for research and testing.
Dr Karsten Suhre, professor of physiology and biophysics and director of the college's Bioinformatics Core, led a team of researchers from institutions across the globe who studied how individual differences in lifestyles and health leave an imprint on a person's epigenome -- a series of chemical modifications to a person's genome that have the ability to switch genes 'on' or 'off'.
Karsten Suhre,professor of physiology and biophysics and director of the college's Bioinformatics Core, lead a team of researchers from institutions across the globe who studied how individual differences in lifestyles and health leave an imprint on a person's epigenome -- a series of chemical modifications to a person's genome that have the ability to switch genes 'on' or 'off'.
They also believe that there will be more attention to managing a cow's epigenome, which mediates longer-term responses to the environment.
360 Health Connection is a health company and blog created to help people achieve optimum wellness with the power of plant-based nutrition and other lifestyle choices that directly affect the epigenome.
They are also looking at environmental factors that affect the placental epigenome, fetal development, and infant health.
In this case, the inputs are your genome, your epigenome and your microbiome, and the foods you eat.