The official global target of a 2⁰C temperature rise is ‘utterly inadequate’ for protecting those at most risk from climate change, writes a lead author from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the journal Climate Change Responses. She argues that the target should be lowered to 1.5⁰C, but what difference can half a degree really make?
Next 21-26 July the DNA Tumour Virus (DNATV) Meeting 2015 will be held in Trieste. The DNATV Meeting has been held annually since 1969, originally rotating between Cold Spring Harbor and Cambridge UK, and more recently, between Madison, Birmingham, Montreal and Trieste. It attracts close to 300 scientists from around the world, and is a forum… Read more »
Very little is known about the mechanism of epigenetic germline inheritance, especially in mammals, but the topic is currently much debated. Guest blogger Piroska E. Szabó discusses her research in this area published today in Genome Biology.
Immunotherapy of cancer has advanced in leaps and bounds in recent years. In this guest blog, Anne Marie-Baird provides an update on some of the most important lung cancer immunotherapy clinical trials using epigenetic drugs.
King Richard III of England is to be reburied today in Leicester Cathedral, after being discovered under a car park in the city in 2012. The discovery was only the start of a complex process to prove the skeleton’s identity. A process with genetics and the recovery of ancient DNA at its heart…
In an effort to respond to growing concerns about a ‘reproducibility crisis’ in science, UCL opened the discussion this week on the extent to which research practices are failing science and what we can do as a community to fix this.
It’s easy to forget that there’s much more behind our individuality than genetics. A guest blog by Professor Vlatka Zoldos looks at the epigenetics of glycan protein modifications, and how this has been evolutionarily advantageous.
Many animals, including humans, acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from microorganisms co-habiting their environment in ancient times, according to research published in Genome Biology. Alastair Crisp, author on the paper, tells us more.