Cancer Development/Epigenetics/ Metabolism?

Posted by in epigenetics, Research

A new study published in Briefings in Functional Genomics evaluated how epigenetics modulate human genetic programs and how it emphasizes or silences genes and concluded that if epigenetics is disrupted. it might switch on oncogenes (genes that under certain circumstances transform cells into tumor cells) or shut down tumor suppressors. Both processes will transform cells into tumor cells and cause cancer. Experiments carried out years ago...

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Can Smoking Change our Genes?

Posted by in Blog, cancer risk, epigenetics

A new study published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics concluded that smoking alters several genes that can be associated with health problems such as increased risk of cancer and diabetes. Although we inherit our genes from our parents, the genetic material can later be changed by epigenetic  modification such as chemical alterations of the DNA that affect the activity of the genes. These alterations are normally caused by aging but can...

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