It wasn’t that long ago when cellular miRNAs lived under the radar. They went to work on their targets each day and hung out with other members of the extended RISC family. Their small size and lack of poly-A tails may have kept them out of the spotlight for decades, but the last few years […]
Keeping up with the rapidly evolving technology landscape for epigenetics and non-coding RNA research can be daunting. Learn more about the available methods out there and stay on top of the latest developments in our Technology section.
For the last few years, stem cell researchers have been intrigued by miRNAs’ Houdini-esqe disappearing act as stem cells embrace their fate. Add in evidence showing how knocking out endogenous miRNA machinery like Ago2 can really add a few kinks to proper neural development and you get a stem cell community that’s fired up to […]
Cornell molecular geneticist Paul Soloway wants to know where epigenetic marks coincide – and not just in which patients, or in which tissues, or even in which cells, but on which individual stretches of chromatin. He and co-PI Harold Craighead, an engineering physicist at Cornell, have an Epigenomics Roadmap grant that will help them find […]
Since their debut with tiling microarrays back in 2005, DNA methylation affinity reagents have rapidly become a weapon of choice for prepping samples for genome-wide methylation studies. In the last few years enrichment methods have evolved almost as rapidly as the technology platforms on which they’re analyzed. Let’s take a look at some of the […]
For the pipette-jockeys out there who have been toiling away with tedious bisulfite sequencing runs, MS-PCR, or Me-DIP protocols: Hang in there! It looks like help might soon be on the way. A group of Oxford researchers just published a method that uses nanopore technology to sequence single molecules of DNA, including 5-methylcytosine, all without […]