Did you know that the environment can interact with our genes?

The perinatal environment influences brain development and lifelong function, as well as somatic and mental health outcomes according to a recently published paper in Genes Slightly strange but true, the environment can interact with our genes. This is the main conclusion of a recently published paper in Genes in which the authors, researchers at the […]

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RNA Biology and Plasticity—Interview with Dr. John Mattick

The human genome contains only about 20,000 protein-coding genes, however the extent of non-protein-coding DNA increases with increasing developmental and cognitive complexity. These sequences are transcribed to produce small and large non-protein-coding RNAs that guide chromatin-modifying complexes to their sites of action and thereby modulate chromatin structure and gene expression, to specify the architectural trajectories […]

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Non-Coding RNAs and Epigenetics in Cancer: An interview with Dr. Carlo Croce

One of the most unexpected and fascinating discoveries in oncology over the past decade has been the interplay between abnormalities in protein-coding genes and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), which are causally involved in cancer initiation, progression, and dissemination. Although, to date, the most studied non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are microRNAs (miRNAs), the importance of long non-coding RNAs […]

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