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Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior

By Bob Grant | January 4, 2016

Histone modifications to the DNA of Florida carpenter ants can turn soldiers into foragers.

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Gene Linked to Pain Insensitivity

By Kerry Grens | May 27, 2015

People with a congenital disorder that makes them unable to feel pain have mutations in a histone-modifying gene. 

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Hidden Menace

By Genevieve Martin, Matthew Pace, and John Frater | May 1, 2015

Curing HIV means finding and eradicating viruses still lurking in the shadows.

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Hide and Seek

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015

Oxford researcher John Frater explains the strategy of targeting viral reservoirs to beat HIV.

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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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Mighty Modifications

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Histone acetylation levels keep intracellular pH in check.

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The Epigenetic Lnc

By Kevin V. Morris | October 1, 2012

Long non-protein-coding RNA (lncRNA) sequences are often transcribed from the opposite, or antisense, strand of a protein coding gene. In the past few years, research has shown that these lncRNAs play a number of regulatory roles in the cell. For exa

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Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs

By Ed Yong | August 5, 2012

Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.

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The Sugar Lnc

By Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012

Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism

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How Longevity Is Passed On

By Cristina Luiggi | October 19, 2011

For the first time researchers have shown that epigenetic changes that increase lifespan can be inherited across multiple generations.

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