Friday, July 02, 2010


Behavioral Epigenetics

A couple of news overviews of recent work on behavioral epigenetics @ Science: The Seductive Allure of Behavioral Epigenetics and A Role for Epigenetics in Cognition

Epigenetic breakdown. Several epigenetic mechanisms alter gene activity in neurons, with potentially important effects on brain function and behavior. Histone acetylation tends to promote gene activity, whereas histone methylation and DNA methylation tend to inhibit it. From

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