Epigenetics in the NY Times

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Not news to many readers, I’m sure, but Nicholas Wade has a nice article on epigenetics and gene regulation. Some people in the article complain about the lack of a focused investment by the government in this area. I found this a little odd–isn’t quite a bit of large-scale work being done by the ENCODE project?

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  1. Do you know of and can point me to any research done on epigenetic changes after any type of weight loss surgery?  
    Thank you, in advance, if so.

  2. don’t know of anything done on epigenetics in the sense of chromatin modifications.  
    however, there is some work on changes in the bacterial composition of the gut after weight loss surgery 

  3. p-ter, thank you. I’m going to go read that right now.