An animation showing how DNA methylation regulates gene expression
An animation showing how histone modifications regulate gene expression
An introduction to the concept of epigenetics, how it occurs in nature and can be used therapeutically
Professor Bruce McEwen discusses the dramatic impact early-life events can have on development.
David Baltimore, Howard Temin and Renato Dulbecco shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.
David Baltimore and Howard Temin explain work on the Rous sarcoma virus.
Matthew Meselson and Franklin Stahl invented the technique of density gradient centrifugation and used this to prove that DNA is replicated semi-conservatively.
Meat cooked at high temperatures can produce chemicals that are damaging to cells and DNA.
Mutations to the UBE3A gene can cause Angelman syndrome. It is also a candidate gene for autism.
Professor Daniel Weinberger explains why the gene COMT, which detoxifies dopamine, is a candidate gene for schizophrenia.