At the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI), scientists work to better understand how modifier genes keep people from developing a genetic disease. Modifier genes control how other genes are expressed. One simple example of this connection: A gene controls your eye color, while a modifier gene controls how bright that color is.
Diet and Disease: Exciting Epigenetics Discoveries at the Nadeau Lab
PNRI’s Nadeau Lab has provided some surprising answers about the mechanism that leads from a high-fat diet to the development of intestinal cancer.
Animal Model Shows High-Fat Diets Cause Inflammation and Cancer, But Type of Fat Matters
Modifier Genetics: Genetic Variations Affect the Severity of Disease
It turns out that not everyone with a single-gene mutation will develop the same disease.
ExRNA: Mom Said, “You Are What You Eat.” She Was More Right than She Knew
Some of our exRNA is human, but some of it is from corn, rice, and other foods we eat.
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