Genetic Reprogramming Restores Vision in Mice: Study
Genetic Reprogramming Restores Vision in Mice: Study
Researchers repaired what is otherwise irreversible damage in the animals’ ocular neurons, by activating transcription factors ordinarily used to generate induced pluripotent stem cells.
Genetic Reprogramming Restores Vision in Mice: Study
Genetic Reprogramming Restores Vision in Mice: Study

Researchers repaired what is otherwise irreversible damage in the animals’ ocular neurons, by activating transcription factors ordinarily used to generate induced pluripotent stem cells.

Researchers repaired what is otherwise irreversible damage in the animals’ ocular neurons, by activating transcription factors ordinarily used to generate induced pluripotent stem cells.

epigenetics
Q&A: How Animals Change in Space
Q&A: How Animals Change in Space
Jef Akst | Nov 25, 2020
Weill Cornell Medicine geneticist Christopher Mason speaks with The Scientist about a bolus of new work on the physiological, cellular, and molecular effects of leaving Earth.
Advances in Nucleic Acid Sequencing
Advances in Nucleic Acid Sequencing
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 13, 2020
Download this eBook to learn how new sequencing methods revolutionize genetics research!
Heart Attack Elevates Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
Heart Attack Elevates Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
Amanda Heidt | Jul 13, 2020
Mice that experienced heart attacks underwent a large-scale shift in their immune systems that allowed cancer to flourish, perhaps explaining the observation in patients.
Inheriting Memories
Inheriting Memories
The Scientist Staff | Jan 13, 2020
Tel Aviv University neuroscientist Oded Rechavi discusses his studies on the inheritance of acquired traits.
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
The Tel Aviv University researcher is interested in how the macromolecules affect the health and behavior of successive generations of worms.
Early Epigenetic Changes Regulate Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Study
Early Epigenetic Changes Regulate Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Study
Emma Yasinski | Dec 7, 2019
Altering DNA methylation in a particular area of the hypothalamus halved the animals’ voluntary exercise as adults.
Cigall Kadoch Unravels Chromatin’s Role in Cancer
Cigall Kadoch Unravels Chromatin’s Role in Cancer
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher is developing cancer therapeutics based on how the physical structure of DNA contributes to the disease.
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 7, 2019
Two research groups demonstrate that in Caenorhabditis elegans, behavioral traits can be passed down through the germline to future generations, even though they aren’t hard-wired.
Mice Inherit Cancer Susceptibility Via Epigenetic Changes in Sperm
Mice Inherit Cancer Susceptibility Via Epigenetic Changes in Sperm
Emma Yasinski | Apr 19, 2019
Mouse fathers whose sperm lacks the gene Kdm6a pass down altered methylation patterns to male offspring, along with a better chance of developing tumors and dying.