histone modification
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.
Gene Linked to Pain Insensitivity
Gene Linked to Pain Insensitivity
Kerry Grens | May 27, 2015
People with a congenital disorder that makes them unable to feel pain have mutations in a histone-modifying gene. 
Hidden Menace
Hidden Menace
John Frater, Genevieve Martin, Matthew Pace | May 1, 2015
Curing HIV means finding and eradicating viruses still lurking in the shadows.
Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015
Oxford researcher John Frater explains the strategy of targeting viral reservoirs to beat HIV.
Pushing the Limits
Pushing the Limits
Marissa Fessenden | Feb 1, 2015
A guide to the newest techniques for examining epigenetics in single cells
Mighty Modifications
Mighty Modifications
Beth Marie Mole | Apr 1, 2013
Histone acetylation levels keep intracellular pH in check.
The Epigenetic Lnc
Kevin V. Morris | Oct 1, 2012
Long non-protein-coding RNA (lncRNA) sequences are often transcribed from the opposite, or antisense, strand of a protein coding gene. In the past few years, research has shown that these lncRNAs play a number of regulatory roles in the cell. For exa
Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs
Ed Yong | Aug 5, 2012
Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.
The Sugar Lnc
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism
How Longevity Is Passed On
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 19, 2011
For the first time researchers have shown that epigenetic changes that increase lifespan can be inherited across multiple generations.