Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands are back at it again: studying the long-term epigenetic effects of prenatal famine utilizing the Dutch Hunger Winter Cohort. The Dutch Hunger Winter was a famine that devastated the Netherlands in the winter of 1944-1945 amidst WWII, which produced a cohort that were in utero during […]
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Here at EpiGenie, we don’t like to sugar-coat our headlines. The sickly-sweet truth is that fructose can be pretty bad for your health. Fructose has become a common additive in many foods in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. Sugary drinks are one of the most common forms. Heavy soft drink consumption is linked to […]
This isn’t some sort of Jedi mind trick, we promise, but TERT may not be the anti-aging target you are looking for! TERT, or telomerase reverse transcriptase, plays an essential role in the elongation and maintenance of telomeres and as telomeres shorten with age, many surmise that activation of TERT represents an exciting approach to […]
While we’ve been captivated by the powerful applications of precision epigenetic editing via deactivated Cas9 (dCas9), we’ve also been mesmerized by the fact that epigenetic editing doesn’t always work as expected. Building on our need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, new findings from the lab of Alexander Meissner at […]
While the DNA editing function of CRISPR/Cas9 systems may appear to hog the limelight, we believe that a new SunTag approach for CRISPR/Cas9-mediated induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) reprogramming via epigenome editing deserves its day in the sun! The exciting reprogramming strategy utilizes an endonuclease dead Cas9 (dCas9) fused to a repetitive protein scaffold known […]