Molecular Biologist Jeff McKnight Dies at 36
Molecular Biologist Jeff McKnight Dies at 36
The University of Oregon scientist studied the structure and function of chromatin, with the intent of designing new therapeutic tools.
Molecular Biologist Jeff McKnight Dies at 36
Molecular Biologist Jeff McKnight Dies at 36

The University of Oregon scientist studied the structure and function of chromatin, with the intent of designing new therapeutic tools.

The University of Oregon scientist studied the structure and function of chromatin, with the intent of designing new therapeutic tools.

chromatin structure
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.
Imaging Chromatin to Deduce Function from Form
Imaging Chromatin to Deduce Function from Form
Marissa Fessenden | Dec 1, 2018
Researchers describe their tools for probing how the physical shape of the genome affects genes’ function.
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
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
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.
Study: DNA Folding Patterns Revealed
Study: DNA Folding Patterns Revealed
Aggie Mika | Jul 28, 2017
Recent data suggest that instead of folding into rigid higher-order structures, chromatin is malleable and diverse.
Methylation Maestro
Methylation Maestro
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2017
After initially discovering that DNA methylation represses transcription, Howard Cedar continues to explore how the epigenetic mark regulates gene expression.