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Epigenetics—A Primer

By Stefan Kubicek | March 1, 2011

There are many ways that epigenetic effects regulate the activation or repression of genes. Here are a few molecular tricks cells use to read off the right genetic program.

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Epigenetics—A Primer

By Stefan Kubicek | March 1, 2011

Epigenetic events regulate the activities of genes without changing the DNA sequence. Different genes are expressed depending on the methyl-marks attached to DNA itself and by changes in the structure and/or composition of chromatin. 

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Another Revolution Needed?

By Fahd Al-Mulla | March 1, 2011

Counting the many plagues that threaten research in the Middle East and North Africa region

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Environmental Impact

By David Berreby | March 1, 2011

Research in behavioral epigenetics is seeking evidence that links experience to biochemistry to gene expression and back out again.

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Best Places to Work Postdocs, 2011

By Cristina Luiggi | March 1, 2011

Setting up your own scientific laboratory is no easy task, but this year’s respondents are using their postdoc experiences to prepare for the challenge.

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Resistant to Failure

By Cristina Luiggi | March 1, 2011

A Duke University researcher survives a sticky situation at a federal research institution to make major strides in determining the genetic roots of Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic resistance.

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Speaking of Science

By N/A | March 1, 2011

March 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Taking Time for Baby

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2011

Having a child changes everything. But it doesn’t necessarily have to disrupt your research while you’re out on leave.

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Ted Cohen: Travelling for TB

By Amy Maxmen | March 1, 2011

Assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health. Age: 37

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Book excerpt from The Wisdom of Birds

By Tim Birkhead | March 1, 2011

In Chapter 9, “Darwin in Denial,” author Tim Birkhead explains how Darwin’s failure to recognize avian female promiscuity resulted in a century of misconceptions about sexual selection

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