Nicholas Staropoli
This week’s features: A professor's troubling politicization of epigenetics in Gizmodo, Men's Health quotes me on male fertility but mistakes correlation for causation. Plus see what's trending on the Epigenetics Literacy…
Epigenetics experts
October 25, 2016

Episona Inc. announced on October 17, 2016, the launch of Seed, the first ever male fertility test based on the detection of epigenetic marks on the DNA carrier in sperm cells.

Dr. Brian Abraham Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

Episona recently released "Seed," a fertility test designed to predict whether sperm is capable of resulting in high-quality embryos based on its DNA methylation profile. This product grew out of research done at the University of Utah and University of Southern California studying the correlation between sperm epigenomes and their success.

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PTPRS and PER3 methylation levels are associated with childhood obesity: results from a genome-wide methylation analysis
Mirian Samblas, et al. • Pediatric Obesity
The global prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has increased in the last years. Epigenetic dysregulation affecting gene expression could be a determinant in early-life obesity onset and accompanying complications. The aim of the present…
The role of epigenetics in renal ageing
Paul G. Shiels, et al. • Nature Reviews Nephrology
An ability to separate natural ageing processes from processes specific to morbidities is required to understand the heterogeneity of age-related organ dysfunction. Mechanistic insight into how epigenetic factors regulate ageing throughout the life course, linked…
LINE-1 hypomethylation is associated to specific clinico-pathological features in Stage I non-small cell lung cancer
Andrea Imperatori, Nora Sahnane, et al. • Lung Cancer
We hypothesize that selected genetic and/or epigenetic changes associated with advanced tumours may help identifying early non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) that recur after resection. Among epigenetic changes, long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) hypomethylation is…