In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments

Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.

Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.

diet, disease & medicine, cell & molecular biology
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
One variant limited the brain’s ability to use glucose.
Chromosome Clusters Help Keep the Genome Together
Chromosome Clusters Help Keep the Genome Together
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Without certain DNA-binding proteins, chromosomes can escape the cell nucleus.
Charting Crescents, 1910
Charting Crescents, 1910
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
James Herrick, a Chicago doctor, was the first to describe sickled red blood cells in a patient of African descent.
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2018
Some patients could suppress the virus without antiretroviral therapy for months after the drug infusions.
Call to Stop Using the Term “Mesenchymal Stem Cell”
Call to Stop Using the Term “Mesenchymal Stem Cell”
Abby Olena | Sep 26, 2018
Critics say the misleading term actually refers to a heterogeneous population of cells, including possible tissue-specific progenitor cells and nonstem cells all lumped together.
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 26, 2018
Suppression of a signaling pathway in Toxoplasma gondii prevents the parasite from replicating in host cells.
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Catherine Offord | Sep 25, 2018
Researchers used TALENs and zinc finger nucleases to correct disease-causing mutations.
Human Skeletal Stem Cell FoundHuman Skeletal Stem Cell Found
Human Skeletal Stem Cell Found
Abby Olena | Sep 20, 2018
Researchers recovered the cells that give rise to bone and cartilage from fetal and adult bone marrow and also derived them from induced pluripotent stem cells.