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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.

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Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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Mr. Epigenetics

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.

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TB over Time

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2015

Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.

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Mouse Study Catalogs Gene Functions

By Amanda B. Keener | July 29, 2015

A European consortium identifies phenotypes for 320 genes, assigning new functions for half.

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AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation

By Ruth Williams | July 24, 2015

Multiple consecutive adenosine nucleotides can cause protein translation machinery to stall on messenger RNAs.

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The First Americans

By Bob Grant | July 23, 2015

Two genetic studies seeking to determine how people first migrated to North and South America yield different results.

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Antibiotic Resistance Can Boost Bacterial Fitness

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 22, 2015

In some pathogenic bacteria, certain antibiotic resistance–associated mutations may also confer an unexpected growth advantage.

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Underground Immunity

By Kara Manke | July 16, 2015

Arabidopsis thaliana defense hormones shape the plant’s root microbiome. 

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