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How We Age

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2015

From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.


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Pushing the Limits

By Marissa Fessenden | February 1, 2015

A guide to the newest techniques for examining epigenetics in single cells


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Performance Art

By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2015

Regulation of genome expression orchestrates the behavior of insect castes and the human response to social stress.


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Unmasking Secret Identities

By Kate Yandell | February 1, 2014

A tour of techniques for measuring DNA hydroxymethylation


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Precision Epigenetics

By Ruth Williams | September 1, 2013

Visualizing specific epigenetic marks at single gene loci is now possible in individual cells.

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Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2013

Highlights from a series of three webinars on the future of genome research, held by The Scientist to celebrate 60 years of the DNA double helix

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Mighty Modifications

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Histone acetylation levels keep intracellular pH in check.


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Pluripotent Until Needed

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Microarrays help keep induced pluripotent stem cell lines in check, from start to finish.


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Stockpiling Histones

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2013

Histones stored on lipid droplets in fly embryos provide a backup supply when newly synthesized ones are lacking.


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An Epi Phenomenon

By Karen Hopkin | December 1, 2012

While exploring the genetics of a rare type of tumor, Stephen Baylin discovered an epigenetic modification that occurs in most every cancer—a finding he’s helping bring to the clinic.


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