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Ancient Viral DNA Helps Mouse Brains Fight Infection
Mammals that give birth to live young may have evolved to make use of the remnants of viruses in their genomes to ward off pathogens, a study suggests. 
Ancient Viral DNA Helps Mouse Brains Fight Infection
Ancient Viral DNA Helps Mouse Brains Fight Infection

Mammals that give birth to live young may have evolved to make use of the remnants of viruses in their genomes to ward off pathogens, a study suggests. 

Mammals that give birth to live young may have evolved to make use of the remnants of viruses in their genomes to ward off pathogens, a study suggests. 

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Mouse Foraging Behavior Shaped by Opposite-Sex Parent’s Genes
Dan Robitzski | Apr 12, 2022 | 7 min read
A study in mice finds that for certain genes, one parent’s allele can dominate expression and shape behavior—and which parent’s allele does so varies throughout the body.
Characterizing the Imprintome
Amber Dance | Jan 1, 2017 | 8 min read
Three techniques for identifying the collection of maternal and paternal genes silenced in offspring
Epigenetics of Obesity
Catherine Offord | Jan 28, 2016 | 2 min read
Differential expression of a chromatin-interacting protein is linked to weight variation in mice and humans, researchers show.
Leaving an Imprint
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2015 | 8 min read
Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.
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