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SIF-seq Sifts Out Stem Cell Enhancer Gold

Searching for functional enhancers is sort of like panning for gold; there is enormous potential for riches, but the task is akin to finding a needle in a stack of needles. A team from the Berkeley … [Read More...]

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Mood Killer: DNA Methylation Linked to Depressive Disorder

There aren't a lot of laughs to be had when discussing the very real and increasing problem of depression, but some new research supported by the brain initiative on sets of twins may help to lighten … [Read More...]

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CRISPR/Cas9 Caught Causing A Cure

The CRISPR/Cas9 genetic editing system has soaked up the media spotlight faster than anything not named Kardashian. But unlike that famous clan, recent research indicates that there may be good reason … [Read More...]

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Zymo Research Converts Sequencers into Epigenetic Analyzers

Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized scientific research, but when it comes to epigenetic exploration, scientists have had to make do with sequencing library prep methods from other … [Read More...]

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Take the BS Out of Bisulfite Data Analysis with the DMAP Analysis Suite

Tools and databases always make mapping our world a little easier, whether its used to train as Google's next pokemaster or figuring out what to do with your heaps of fancy new reduced representation … [Read More...]

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Histone Code Tips the Scales of Development

All of life is a balancing act. Whether you're walking the tight-rope in a circus, or the epigenome regulating gene expression its all about treading a fine line. Recently a team from the Institute of … [Read More...]

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DNA Methylation Sorts Out Cell Type Heterogeneity

While all of our cells share an almost indistinguishable genome, the variation created by the epigenome makes sorting and tackling the heterogeneity of cell types in your favorite homogenate a bigger … [Read More...]

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Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance Timeline

Molecular inheritance is what genetics is all about, so here we highlight some examples where the epigenome plays a key role in inheritance. … [Read More...]

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EpiGenie Book Reviews: Epigenetics by L. Armstrong

After working on some of the UK's first embryonic stem cells and developing the world's first cloned human embryos, Lyle Armstrong turned his attention to the creation of a useful text that would … [Read More...]

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Webinar: Genetic Analysis of the Physiological Roles for lncRNAs in Development

Loyal A. Goff, Ph.D presents his research on: Genetic Analysis of the Physiological Roles for lncRNAs in Development Abstract: Many studies are uncovering functional roles for long noncoding RNAs … [Read More...]

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CRISPR-Cas, Zinc Fingers and Epigenetic Editing with Dr. Marianne Rots

Epigenetic Editing is an emerging field that has sparked interest across a number of research groups. By using a fusion of TET we can now target specific genomic regions for demethylation in order to … [Read More...]

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NOMe-Seq Secrets Revealed

You’ve read the NOMe-seq (Nucleosome Occupancy and Methylome sequencing) papers. Seen the splashy advertisements. Now, we’ve consulted with the experts at Active Motif to get the inside scoop on how … [Read More...]

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Environmental Epigenetics Timeline

Thanks to growing interest from the general public, environmental epigenetics is a red-hot topic with no signs of cooling off anytime soon. We’ve certainly covered our fair share of research with an … [Read More...]

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Enhancers: A Review of the “Other” Regulatory Region Timeline

Promoters and UTRs seemed to have grabbed the better part of the limelight in recent years, but let's not overlook enhancers. These mysterious pockets of regulatory potential are full of surprises. … [Read More...]

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chromatin

SIF-seq Sifts Out Stem Cell Enhancer Gold

Searching for functional enhancers is sort of like panning for gold; there is enormous potential for riches, but the task is akin to finding a needle in a stack of needles. A team from the Berkeley … [Read More...]

technology

CRISPR/Cas9 Caught Causing A Cure

The CRISPR/Cas9 genetic editing system has soaked up the media spotlight faster than anything not named Kardashian. But unlike that famous clan, recent research indicates that there may be good reason … [Read More...]

dna-methylation

Zymo Research Converts Sequencers into Epigenetic Analyzers

Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized scientific research, but when it comes to epigenetic exploration, scientists have had to make do with sequencing library prep methods from other … [Read More...]

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Zinc Fingers Clinch Clinical Gold Medal Against HIV

It's a little late to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics, but Genome Editing still scored a huge translational gold medal. Deploying Zinc Finger Nuclease (ZFN) genome editing techniques, researchers … [Read More...]

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CRISPR-Cas, Zinc Fingers and Epigenetic Editing with Dr. Marianne Rots

Epigenetic Editing is an emerging field that has sparked interest across a number of research groups. By using a fusion of TET we can now target specific genomic regions for demethylation in order to … [Read More...]

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DNA Methylation Detection In the Palm of Your Hand

Thanks to our never-ending obsession with miniaturizing technology and competitions like the Tricorder X-prize, it looks like everyone's favorite piece of Star Trek medical paraphernalia, the … [Read More...]

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Evolution of Advanced Sequencing Timeline

In a few short years. advanced sequencing has become nearly ubiquitous. Here we provide a history of how emerging sequencing technologies have driven epigenetic research and understanding. … [Read More...]

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Long Noncoding RNAs: Marching toward Mechanism

Keystone always puts on some of the premier non-coding RNA meetings every year, and this was no exception. Our friend...

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Cancer Epigenetics 2014

Another great Keystone event kicked off the spring conference season and the University of Nebraska Medical Center...

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EpiCongress London 2013

Lorenzo de la Rica from IDIBELL in Spain gave the inside scoop on the European EpiCongress held on November 19th, 201...

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Chromatin Structure & Function 2013

Fresh off the beaches of Grand Cayman Island, check out the coverage of Abcam’s Chromatin Strucuture and Functi...

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3rd Wellcome Trust Epigenomics of Common Diseases

Anne Rochtus from University Hospital Leuven supplied us with a blow-by-blow account ...

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Next-Generation Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors

During the first days of fall, the Boston weather initially cooperated but quickly grew colder over the course of a p...

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Targeting Histone Demethylases

Snuggled next to the looming giant of Boston’s World Trade Center is Waterfront Mariott hotel – which became the ...

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