Decades of diligent exploration in the mammalian genome has led to the discovery that while only around 2% of this base-pair jungle represents protein-coding sequence, over 90% of our genome gets transcribed into RNA species such as long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). However, our knowledge base on many lncRNAs remains in “terra incognita” with scant details […]
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The soaring Eiffel Tower in Paris, the tumultuous Guggenheim in Bilbao, or the intricate genome structure of a single cell; which architectural marvel impresses you the most? For the labs of Leonid A. Mirny and Kikuë Tachibana-Konwalski, the latter looms above any such extravagant edifice, but the available analytical tools lacked the resolution required for […]
Mapping an undulating, dynamic, and partially hidden landscape represents a vexing problem to say the least, especially when the landmarks of interest are rare DNA demethylation by-products in a single cell! This is the task faced by those intrepid explorers hoping to map the genome-wide location of 5-formylcytosine (5fC), a fleetingly rare oxidized form of […]
Boots, check! Helmet, check! DNA Methylation, check? Any active individual will tell you that protecting your body is an integral part of keeping fit and healthy while enjoying your sport of choice. In the über-competitive world of DNA, a study from the teams of Francesco Neri and Salvatore Oliviero has proposed that DNA methylation on […]
In Greek mythology, the fates forge the strings of life that control our lives and choose the moment of its end. We mere mortals yearn for such powers and we are now one step closer to the light thanks to an optogenetic epigenome editing system that lets you write and erase DNA methylation to control […]