Category Archives: epigenetics

An open letter to all science lovers who want to defend science … please don't.

Last week I had an animated discussion on Facebook over an older post in which I describe some literature I dug out on possible (underline “possible”!) correlations with autism. True, my post is highly incomplete, but it was meant as a discussion starter to point at things that scientists have been looking at in an […]

Decoding the Dark Matter of the Human Genome

First appeared on my Huffington Post blog on February 15, 2016.  In 1994, researchers from Harvard and Stanford published a paper in which they described three mice: one was yellow and fat, one mottled and fat, and the last one was brown and lean. An ordinary image, except for one thing: despite being so different, […]

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are here. And Americans should read them.

Rigatoni pomodorini e tonno.  Today the FDA released the updated Dietary Recommendations for the USA. The whole document is available on the Internet for free, and you should read it:http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/ People are going to hate me for this post, but I’m going to post it anyway because somebody needs to say it. When I open […]

Scientists reproduce a stress-induced phenotype in mouse pups thanks to epigenetic reprogramming

© Elena E. Giorgi I’m excited to be blogging about science again, albeit only occasionally. Those of you who have been following the blog from its very beginnings, back in 2011, know that I’ve always been fascinated with epigenetics, one of my favorite topics to discuss. So much so that I’ve managed to include it […]