chromatin
Crystal Unclear
Crystal Unclear
Tracy Vence | Oct 15, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at how researchers solved the high-resolution crystal structure of the nucleosome core particle raises the age-old question of assigning credit in science.
DNA Loop-the-Loops
DNA Loop-the-Loops
Kate Yandell | Dec 11, 2014
A new full-genome map indicates how DNA is folded within the nuclei of human cells.
Going Long
Going Long
Abby Olena | Apr 1, 2014
Researchers discover a tool to trigger an uncommon strategy cancer cells can use to lengthen their telomeres.
Karmella Haynes: Turning the Dials
Karmella Haynes: Turning the Dials
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University. Age: 36
Loss of Potential
Loss of Potential
Dan Cossins | Jun 1, 2013
In the fruit fly, the ability of neural stem cells to make the full repertoire of neurons is regulated by the movement of key genes to the nuclear periphery.
Conserved Chromatin?
Conserved Chromatin?
Ed Yong | Dec 10, 2012
Archaea packages DNA around histones in a similar way to eukaryotes, suggesting that fitting a large genome into a small space was not the original role of chromatin.
How Stress is Inherited
Tia Ghose | Jul 1, 2011
Under stressful conditions, a transcription factor in flies turns on genes by releasing its hold on tightly wound DNA, a new study suggests.
Compact Model T
Hannah Waters | May 25, 2011
Editor's choice in immunology