The big medical news of this past week was a seminal study of prostate cancer, suggesting that when it is diagnosed, we men have options―including the option of waiting.
"A stably heritable phenotype resulting from changes in a chromosome without alterations in the DNA sequence." Histones: DNA
Showing America and the world that it is indeed possible for a woman to become the presidential nominee of a major party is life-changing.
In a recent article for The New Yorker, Siddhartha Mukherjee offered an explication of epigenetics that quickly became controversial
The nature/nurture debate on the causes of mental disorder generates no end of silly controversy by proponents on both sides.
Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.
Both animal and human studies have shown that traits acquired by the parents, such as stress responses or the ability to
Follow at: LinkedIN; Twitter; Facebook David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM Even more bluntly: DNA is not destiny. There
New drugs that work by targeting these epigenetic changes are already part of standard care for certain cancers. For example
America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other.
Seventy-five years ago, Joseph Stalin's henchmen (the NKVD) came pounding on my Polish family's door in Eastern Poland. It wasn't until 2012, after a series of serendipitous events, that I decided it was time for me to do some knocking on a few doors myself -- the doors of history.
Contrary to common belief, a child can inherit more than just genes from their parents.