Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
PCR moves into the laundry room, while insect colonies take up residence in the shower.
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home

PCR moves into the laundry room, while insect colonies take up residence in the shower.

PCR moves into the laundry room, while insect colonies take up residence in the shower.

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Image of the Day: Chromatin Forest
Image of the Day: Chromatin Forest
Emily Makowski | Jan 14, 2020
The DNA-protein complex has branches that fold back on themselves.
Cigall Kadoch Unravels Chromatin’s Role in Cancer
Cigall Kadoch Unravels Chromatin’s Role in Cancer
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher is developing cancer therapeutics based on how the physical structure of DNA contributes to the disease.
Image of the Day: Sticky Telomeres
Image of the Day: Sticky Telomeres
Chia-Yi Hou | May 16, 2019
Telomeres in cancer cells exposed to oxidative stress got shorter and stickier.
Imaging Chromatin to Deduce Function from Form
Imaging Chromatin to Deduce Function from Form
Marissa Fessenden | Nov 30, 2018
Researchers describe their tools for probing how the physical shape of the genome affects genes’ function.
Infographic: Packing DNA
Infographic: Packing DNA
Diana Kwon | May 31, 2018
Researchers watch the protein condensin in action.
Learning Opens the Genome
Learning Opens the Genome
Ruth Williams | Jan 17, 2018
Researchers map learning-induced chromatin alterations in mouse brain cells, and find that many affect autism-associated genes.
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2017
New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.
Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2017
The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.
Image of the Day: It’s Alive
Image of the Day: It’s Alive
The Scientist Staff | Sep 13, 2017
New microscopy techniques reveal that heterochromatin—the condensed, seemingly dormant portions of DNA—is not as dense as scientists once thought.