Do the laundry? Check. Buy fabric softener? Got it. Write that next manuscript? Working on it… We’ve all got a lot on our to-do lists these days, but it’s nothing compared to the checklist that developing drosophila embryos have to contend with. On top of coordinating histone methylation marks, they’ve got to prepare for a […]
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The “driver” represents a crucial part of a successful Formula One team, a decent score at golf, and even a well-planned bank heist (!), and working out those factors that drive the onset of various diseases and disorders may provide critical mechanistic insight and even aid the development of novel therapeutic approaches. In the early-onset […]
The GATA-1 transcription factor is like the Tiger Woods of the erythroid cell lineage, topping the leaderboard and driving the expression of important developmental genes. Other molecular competitors, like the NuRD complex, are already on the course, but a new study shows how methylation of a single CpG is able to score a hole-in-one to […]
While the word “turnover” may send the culinary-minded to the kitchen and the business-savvy straight to the accounts books, epigeneticists studying the turnover of DNA methylation have been left between a rock and a hard place! Researchers are in this unappetizing predicament as while we can accurately paint a genome-wide picture of DNA methylation levels, […]
While the sprawls of London and Paris take center stage in the novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” we now seek to narrate an alternative epigenetic “tail” that tells all about two nucleotides! In this hefty tome, uridine and guanosine play the starring roles in a story passed down through generations and generations of worms; […]