Fascinated by the phenomenon of non-DNA sequence-based inheritance, we study epigenetic hereditary information carriers
that mediate inheritance of acquired traits, and how this type of inheritance affects our health under modern lifestyles
The Evolving Ideas of Heredity & Hereditary Information Carriers (further read)
2021.5-Qi gave a Keynote talk at GECKO Conference 2021 on sperm RNA code and epigenetic inheritance, Junchao gave a talk introducing SPORTS and PANDORA-seq for improved small RNA identification and characterization.
2021.2-3 Qi gave zoom talks at New York University, Caltech, Baylor College of Medicine, and NIH P50 center on the role of sperm RNA code in mammalian epigenetic inheritance.
2020.11-We contribute to the development of a "disease RNA code" using tsRNA/rsRNA/ysRNA for lung cancer diagnosis in Molecular Cancer
2020.8-We obtain a NIH/NIEHS R01 grant to study how the 'sperm RNA code' respond to environmental stressors in epigenetic inheritance
2020.5-Our Preview paper discussing the interplay between ROS and sperm-mediated epigenetic inheritance is online in Molecular Cell
2020.2-We wrote a News & Views to enhance the concept of human "sperm RNA code" under acute sugar diet in Nat Rev Endocrinol
2020.2- Qi gave a talk at AAAS 2020 on the exciting session of the dynamic RNA Modifications in disease and environmental response.
THE ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS...
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