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New Research Highlights Role of DNA Expression Regulation in Longevity Across Mammal Species

New Research Highlights Role of DNA Expression Regulation in Longevity Across Mammal Species

Published: Monday, October 18, 2021, 2:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – Small changes in the regulatory mechanisms of DNA expression show correlations with chronological age, sex, and lifespan, according to new research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2021 Annual Meeting.  These findings open new avenues for... Read More

Genetic Risk Factors for Suicide Attempt in U.S. Veterans

Genetic Risk Factors for Suicide Attempt in U.S. Veterans

Published: Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – More than 800,000 people die each year from suicide worldwide, and the rate of suicide among U.S. military veterans is now 1.5 times higher than the rate among civilians. In addition, for each adult who dies by suicide,... Read More

New Research Explores Association of Poverty with Differential Gene Expression

New Research Explores Association of Poverty with Differential Gene Expression

Published: Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202-257-8424 press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – New research released today suggests that poverty status may influence human cardiovascular and immune health through changes in gene expression and that the effects of these changes differ in women and men. These findings highlight the potential impact... Read More

New Study: Alcohol and Tobacco Use Effects “Epigenetic Age”

New Study: Alcohol and Tobacco Use Effects “Epigenetic Age”

Published: Monday, October 18, 2021, 11:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – Alcohol and tobacco use are associated with increased “epigenetic age” in adults and heavy alcohol use in men was associated with increased epigenetic age acceleration in their offspring, according to new research presented by Wei Zhao, PhD, an... Read More

De Novo Mutations in Male Infertility

De Novo Mutations in Male Infertility

Published: Monday, October 18, 2021, 11:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – New research has identified several genes in which de novo mutations – ones that are not present in either parent – may be associated with male infertility. An international team of researchers examined the DNA sequences of 185... Read More

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