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High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2018

Emerging technologies help researchers draw mechanistic links between metabolism and epigenetic modification of DNA.

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Scientists Look to Epigenetics to Thwart Viruses

By Shawna Williams | September 1, 2017

Some viral pathogens modify chromatin and other epigenetic machinery, making them appealing drug targets.

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Plants’ Epigenetic Secrets

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2017

Unlike animals, plants stably pass on their DNA methylomes from one generation to the next. The resulting gene silencing likely hides an abundance of phenotypic variation.

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image: Infographic: Plant Methylation Basics

Infographic: Plant Methylation Basics

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2017

Multiple molecular mechanisms keep plant DNA methylation in order.

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image: Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics

Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2016

A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.

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Genes Expressed After Death

By Tanya Lewis | June 23, 2016

Understanding postmortem gene expression could help researchers improve organ transplants and time-of-death estimates, according to studies on mice and zebrafish.

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Epigenetics of Obesity

By Catherine Offord | January 29, 2016

Differential expression of a chromatin-interacting protein is linked to weight variation in mice and humans, researchers show.

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RNA Epigenetics

By Dan Dominissini, Chuan He, and Gidi Rechavi | January 1, 2016

DNA isn’t the only decorated nucleic acid in the cell. Modifications to RNA molecules are much more common and are critical for regulating diverse biological processes.

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RNA Methylation Dynamics

By Dan Dominissini, Chuan He, and and Gidi Rechavi | January 1, 2016

Additions to the bases of RNA molecules can be written, read, and erased.

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Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome

By Stephan Beck, Stefan H. Stricker, and Anna Köferle | August 26, 2015

The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.

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