How reproducible are scientific results?

D. Libskind, Micromegas, 1981 How reproducible are scientific results? Science has one very fundamental mantra: standing on the shoulders of giants. Scientific discoveries are meant to build on the information obtained in prior studies. We are building a mountain of...

Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance

Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance is the idea that epigenetic marks (i.e., DNA methylation, histone modifications) can be acquired on the DNA of one generation and stably passed on through the gametes (i.e., sperm and...

Introduction to Epigenetics

What is Epigenetics? Epigenetics is a normal gene regulatory phenomenon involved in human development and cellular differentiation. Indeed, each cell type in the body is genetically identical but needs to differentiate phenotypically to sustain a normally functioning...

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