ChIP-Seq is the bread and butter of histone and transcription factor research. It has seen countless modifications to allow it to perform under all the variables biology can throw at it, but with that specialization has come limitations to generalization. Now the methodological maestros in the lab of Christoph Bock, which brought us single-cell methylome sequencing, […]
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Abstract: A variety of epigenetic modifications including post-translational modifications (PTMs) on histone tails regulate gene expression and have profound effects on cell signaling and human disease. N-terminal histone tails can have a variety of modifications, such as phosphorylation, methylation and acetylation at specific amino acid residues which are conserved throughout eukaryotes and function by altering chromatin […]
When it comes to the fast pace of biotechnology, missing a beat is never good. Building on that principle, a talented team from Israel used optogenetics to resynchronize hearts with just that problem. Optogenetic systems are showing tremendous clinical potential, whether it be bringing eyesight to the blind or restoring excitable physiology, they offer a […]
We knew it was coming. No, not another Jurassic Park sequel. No, not another installment of Star Wars. More inevitable than the revival of the Terminator franchise: we now have photoactivatable CRISPR/Cas9. Yes, as surely as the sun rises, scientists have developed a way to use that light (or at least the blue part) to […]
Abstract Elucidation of molecular mechanisms of genome functions such as transcription and epigenetic regulation requires identification of components mediating the genome functions. To this end, we recently developed the locus-specific chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) (locus-specific ChIP) technologies to identify molecules interacting with a given genomic region of interest in vivo. Locus-specific ChIP consists of insertional ChIP […]