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New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.

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image: The Role of DNA Base Modifications

The Role of DNA Base Modifications

By Skirmantas Kriaucionis | September 1, 2017

Researchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of how several newly recognized epigenetic changes function in the genome.


image: Plants’ Epigenetic Secrets

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.


image: Characterizing the Imprintome

Characterizing the Imprintome

By Amber Dance | January 1, 2017

Three techniques for identifying the collection of maternal and paternal genes silenced in offspring


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Methylation Maestro

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 1, 2017

After initially discovering that DNA methylation represses transcription, Howard Cedar continues to explore how the epigenetic mark regulates gene expression.


image: Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought

Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought

By Ben Andrew Henry | January 1, 2017

Plants grown in dry soil produce offspring that are hardier in drought conditions, and DNA methylation appears responsible. 


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Managing Methylation

By Karen Zusi | January 1, 2016

A long noncoding RNA associated with DNA methylation has the power to regulate colon cancer growth in vitro.


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Leaving an Imprint

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Messages in the Noise

By Sarah C.P. Williams | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.


image: Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics

Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston. Age: 35


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