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Illustration from the epigenetics and the genome infographic
Infographic: How Epigenetic Marks Can Change the Genome
Although epigenetic changes were long thought to largely act on the genome, rather than as part of it, research is now showing that these patterns can, directly or indirectly, change the genetic code.
Infographic: How Epigenetic Marks Can Change the Genome
Infographic: How Epigenetic Marks Can Change the Genome

Although epigenetic changes were long thought to largely act on the genome, rather than as part of it, research is now showing that these patterns can, directly or indirectly, change the genetic code.

Although epigenetic changes were long thought to largely act on the genome, rather than as part of it, research is now showing that these patterns can, directly or indirectly, change the genetic code.

epigenomics
Cellular DNA and epigenetics
Do Epigenetic Changes Influence Evolution?
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2022 | 10+ min read
Evidence is mounting that epigenetic marks on DNA can influence future generations in a variety of ways. But how such phenomena might affect large-scale evolutionary processes is hotly debated.
Explore single cell and spatial methods for studying cancer biology
Analyzing Multiple Dimensions of Cancer Biology
10x Genomics | Aug 3, 2022 | 1 min read
Single cell and spatial assays provide information on different aspects of cancer.
Alcohol bottles at a bar
Epigenome Editing Decreases Alcohol Seeking and Anxiety in Rats
Natalia Mesa | May 20, 2022 | 4 min read
A CRISPR-based system that reverses epigenetic changes caused by adolescent binge drinking reduces adult addiction-like behaviors in rats, a study finds, suggesting that an epigenomic approach could someday help treat people with alcohol use disorder.
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Our Favorite Genetics Stories of 2021
Christie Wilcox | Dec 23, 2021 | 4 min read
Studies The Scientist covered this year illustrate the expanding importance of genetic and genomic research in all aspects of life science, from ecology to medicine.
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Early-Life Stress Exerts Long-Lasting Effects Via Epigenome
Asher Jones | Mar 18, 2021 | 5 min read
In mice, epigenetic marks made on histones during infancy influence depression-like behavior during adulthood. A drug that reverses the genomic tags appears to undo the damage.
Sample Preparation with Single Cell Multiomics: Simultaneous Epigenomic and Transcriptomic Profiling from the Same Cell
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 30, 2020 | 1 min read
In this webinar brought to you by 10x Genomics, experts will discuss how to successfully prepare nuclei suspensions for Single Cell Multiome ATAC + Gene Expression experiments.
Computational Biologist James Taylor Dies
Lisa Winter | Apr 7, 2020 | 2 min read
The Johns Hopkins University professor was a co-developer of the Galaxy platform, an open-source bioinformatics tool used in labs around the world.
Opinion: Engineering the Epigenome
Anna Köferle, Stefan H. Stricker, and Stephan Beck | Aug 26, 2015 | 3 min read
The use of targetable chromatin modifiers has ushered in a new era of functional epigenomics.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015 | 3 min read
Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone
Estimating Epigenetic Mutation Rates
Jenny Rood | May 11, 2015 | 2 min read
Generation-spanning maps of Arabidopsis thaliana DNA methylation allow researchers to compute how quickly epigenetic marks appear and disappear in the plant’s genome.
Exploring the Epigenome
Jenny Rood | Feb 18, 2015 | 3 min read
A National Institutes of Health-funded consortium publishes 111 reference maps of DNA and histone marks.
A Guide to the Epigenome
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Nov 1, 2012 | 8 min read
Making sense of the data deluge
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