histone methylation, histones, epigenetics
New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals
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.
Obesity, Diabetes, and Epigenetic Inheritance
Obesity, Diabetes, and Epigenetic Inheritance
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2016
Disease risk can be transmitted epigenetically via egg and sperm cells, a mouse study shows.
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Ruth Williams | Feb 5, 2016
A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.
Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior
Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior
Bob Grant | Jan 4, 2016
Histone modifications to the DNA of Florida carpenter ants can turn soldiers into foragers.
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2016 issue of The Scientist.
All Together Now
All Together Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2016
Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.
Telomerase Overdrive
Telomerase Overdrive
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 1, 2016
Two mutations in a gene involved in telomere extension reverse the gene’s epigenetic silencing.
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine. Age: 39
RNA Methylation Dynamics
RNA Methylation Dynamics
and Gidi Rechavi, Dan Dominissini, Chuan He | Jan 1, 2016
Additions to the bases of RNA molecules can be written, read, and erased.
RNA Epigenetics
RNA Epigenetics
Gidi Rechavi, Chuan He, Dan Dominissini | Jan 1, 2016
DNA isn’t the only decorated nucleic acid in the cell. Modifications to RNA molecules are much more common and are critical for regulating diverse biological processes.