Selected Media Coverage

Our work has been covered widely in both the lay and scientific media. Below are some examples from the last few years.

2018

New study uses DNA methylation quantitative trait loci to characterize the relationship between methylomic variation, gene expression and complex traits

A new paper from our group published in the American Journal of Human Genetics highlights the utility of DNA methylation quantitative trait loci (mQTLs), for interpreting the functional consequences of common genetic variation associated with human traits. We describe the first comprehensive analysis of common genetic variation on DNA methylation using the Illumina EPIC array […]

Widespread H3K27ac differences associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the entorhinal cortex

Building on our previous work exploring DNA methylation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a new paper from our group just published in Nature Neuroscience has identified extensive differences in the histone modification H3K27ac associated with AD neuropathology. We quantified genome-wide patterns of H3K27ac in entorhinal cortex samples from AD cases and matched controls using chromatin immunoprecipitation […]

Exeter secures international autism research grant

A three year international research grant of $975,000 USD (almost £750,000) has been awarded to the University of Exeter for research by Professor Jonathan Mill into the genetics of autism. The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) awarded the grant to Mill, who heads the Complex Disease Epigenomics Group at the University of Exeter Medical […]

2017

Dementia research at Exeter gets £190,000 boost!

21st November 2017
University of Exeter News

Congratulations to the new RSE Cloud Computing Fellows

15th November 2017
The Software Sustainability Institute

Exeter scientist wins prestigious dementia prize

16th March 2017
The University of Exeter – Staff News

Scientist Focus: Katie Lunnon

15th March 2017
Alzheimer’s Research UK

2016

Methylome, sweet methylome

20th October 2016
British Neuroscience Association

Soapbox Science – Meet Isabel Castanho

8th June 2016
Soapbox Science

2015

Differences between male and female brains.

6th February 2015
The Naked Scientists, BBC Radio

Epigenetics and its role in Alzheimer’s disease

27th May 2015
Alzheimer’s Research Blog

Baby brains undergo dramatic changes in utero.

3rd February 2015
Science News

2014

Hints of Epigenetic Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

23rd August 2014
New Scientist

Alzheimer’s Brains Mottled with Epigenetic Changes

21st August 2014
AlzForum

University of Exeter in pioneering dementia study

20th August 2014
Exeter Express & Echo

2013

Top 10 Advances in Autism Research in 2013

18th December 2013
Autism Speaks

2012

Linking genes, cerebellums and schizophrenia

21st February 2012
New Scientist

2011

Epigenetic clue to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

30th September 2011
New Scientist

The First 1000 Days: A Legacy for Life

17th, 24th, and 31st August 2011
BBC Radio 4

2010

Epigenetics

8th December 2010
BBC Radio 4 Frontiers

Genes marked by stress make grandchildren mentally ill

3rd November 2010
New Scientist

Don’t blame your genes…change them!

30th March 2010
Daily Mail

2008

How your behaviour can change your children’s DNA

20th July 2008
Sunday Times

Rewriting Darwin: The New Non-Genetic Inheritance

9th July 2008
New Scientist

Scientists solve a psychiatric mystery

12th March 2008
Toronto Globe & Mail