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Infographic: Packing DNA
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2018
Researchers watch the protein condensin in action.
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
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 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
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2017
The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.
Image of the Day: It’s Alive
Staff | Sep 14, 2017
New microscopy techniques reveal that heterochromatin—the condensed, seemingly dormant portions of DNA—is not as dense as scientists once thought.
New Technique Enables Observation of Accessible Chromatin
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2017
A test tube-based genome-labeling technique has been brought under the microscope.
Infographic: Examining Open Chromatin
Ruth Williams | Dec 31, 2016
See how researchers visualize regions of active genes.
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Ruth Williams | Feb 5, 2016
A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.
Reveling in the Revealed
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2016
A growing toolbox for surveying the activity of entire genomes
Chromatin Conformation Computed
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 19, 2015
By manipulating DNA sequences that guide genome-folding, researchers confirm an existing model of chromatin structure inside the nucleus.