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High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2018
Emerging technologies help researchers draw mechanistic links between metabolism and epigenetic modification of DNA.
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2017
New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.
Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2017
The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.
The Role of DNA Base Modifications
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of how several newly recognized epigenetic changes function in the genome.
Infographic: The Various Forms of Methylated DNA
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Aug 31, 2017
To expand the basic nucleotide alphabet, many species modify their DNA with epigenetic marks.
Plants’ Epigenetic Secrets
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2017
Unlike animals, plants stably pass on their DNA methylomes from one generation to the next. The resulting gene silencing likely hides an abundance of phenotypic variation.
Infographic: Plant Methylation Basics
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2017
Multiple molecular mechanisms keep plant DNA methylation in order.
Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Plants grown in dry soil produce offspring that are hardier in drought conditions, and DNA methylation appears responsible.
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.
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.