lncRNA, epigenetics, DNA methylation
Worms’ Epigenetic Memories
Worms’ Epigenetic Memories
Catherine Offord | Jul 16, 2017
When kept at warmer temperatures for five generations, C. elegans showed evidence of “remembering” that experience for up to 14 generations.
RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons
RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons
Shawna Williams | Jun 30, 2017
Transfer RNA fragments prevent jumping genes from hopping around in the mouse embryo, when histone methylation can’t do the job.
Image of the Day: Memory Maker
Image of the Day: Memory Maker
The Scientist Staff | Jun 2, 2017
The enzyme acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 turns on memory-building genes within the nuclei of hippocampal neurons. 
How to Tell a Person’s “Brain Age”
How to Tell a Person’s “Brain Age”
Diana Kwon | May 21, 2017
Using brain scans and methylation markers, scientists develop ways to assess neurologic aging in humans.
An Epigenetic Aging Clock for Mice
An Epigenetic Aging Clock for Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 20, 2017
Scientists predict rodents’ ages by assessing DNA methylation markers in various tissues.
Evaluating Epigenome-Targeting Cancer Therapies
Evaluating Epigenome-Targeting Cancer Therapies
Jef Akst | Apr 3, 2017
At the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting, researchers discuss the importance of understanding the epigenetic contributors to cancer progression and treatment response.
Prominent Epigeneticist Dies
Prominent Epigeneticist Dies
Bob Grant | Mar 7, 2017
The National Cancer Institute’s Amar Klar uncovered many of the intricacies of gene silencing and other heritable epigenetic alterations.
Key Regulator of Intestinal Homeostasis Identified
Key Regulator of Intestinal Homeostasis Identified
Diana Kwon | Mar 3, 2017
SP140, an epigenetic reader protein mutated in a number of autoimmune disorders, is essential for macrophage function and preventing intestinal inflammation, scientists show. 
Study: Most Long Noncoding RNAs Likely Functional
Study: Most Long Noncoding RNAs Likely Functional
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2017
Nearly 20,000 lncRNAs identified in human cells may play some role in cellular activities.
Newest Life Science Additions to the Dictionary
Newest Life Science Additions to the Dictionary
Kerry Grens | Feb 8, 2017
Need help explaining CRISPR, epigenome, or rock snot? The Merriam-Webster dictionary has you covered.