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Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Plants grown in dry soil produce offspring that are hardier in drought conditions, and DNA methylation appears responsible.
Characterizing the Imprintome
Amber Dance | Jan 1, 2017
Three techniques for identifying the collection of maternal and paternal genes silenced in offspring
New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2016
Methylation on adenine bases is involved in the dampening of gene expression in mammalian cells, according to a study.
Methylation’s Role in Eusocial Insect Behavior Questioned
Catherine Offord | Jan 22, 2016
Researchers re-examine the evidence for DNA methylation as the cause of behavioral differences among social insects.
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
A long noncoding RNA associated with DNA methylation has the power to regulate colon cancer growth in vitro.
Obesity Alters Sperm Epigenome
Karen Zusi | Dec 3, 2015
Moderately obese men display different epigenetic marks on their sperm than lean men, and bariatric surgery in massively obese men correlated with changes in sperm methylation.
Messages in the Noise
Sarah C.P. Williams | Aug 1, 2015
After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.
Leaving an Imprint
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2015
Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.
Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston. Age: 35
Estimating Epigenetic Mutation Rates
Jenny Rood | May 11, 2015
Generation-spanning maps of
DNA methylation allow researchers to compute how quickly epigenetic marks appear and disappear in the plant’s genome.