Alfalfa is one of the most widely cultivated hay crops in the world, with about 55 million tons grown annually in the United States.
WSU researchers will attempt to anticipate and prevent diseases by looking for epigenetic biomarkers/diagnostics for disease.
Elaine Ostrander, chief and distinguished investigator for the Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch of NIH, shares her discoveries.
Cacao genome study finds finds the selection of preferred traits also encouraged bad ones.
By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research
SPOKANE, Wash. – Scientists have long tried to pin down the causes of autism spectrum disorder. Recent studies have expanded the search for genetic links from identifying genes toward epigenetics, the study of factors that control gene expression and looks at chemical modifications of DNA and the proteins associated with it.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash.- As weird animals go, the mangrove killifish is in a class of its own.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Zebrafish exposed to very low levels of methylmercury as embryos not only passed on toxic effects of the chemical exposure to their offspring, but also to the third generation, according to a study that investigated both epigenetic changes – chemical modifications to the DNA – and abnormal neuro-behavior associated with exposure.
By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy
SPOKANE, Wash. – Using a patients’ individual genetic information to select drugs and drug dosages specifically effective for them is part of pharmacy’s future. A recent study of a new course in pharmacogenomics at Washington State University Spokane found the class expanded students’ understanding of these possibilities for their profession.