In our futuristic world, personalization is a standard. While your watch, phone, and laptop, may be accentuated by personalizations that keep tabs on you, your methylome may not be so lucky. Thankfully, the research group of Michael Snyder has broadcast some insight of the most personal nature from their lab in the city of the […]
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“It started out with a kiss. How did it end up like this? It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss” – The Killers clearly didn’t foresee the consequences of a meeting of lips; however, a new study into the links between nutrition and mammalian sexual development now suggests that a histone deacetylase-regulated […]
It’s easy to think that at this point, science has it all figured out. We’ve developed genome-wide techniques to look at chromosome structure in many different contexts: from mapping chromatin interactions (Hi-C), to observing DNA-RNA interactions (SPRITE), and even identifying higher-order DNA structures (GAM). Unfortunately, none of these techniques have the resolution to look at […]
When it comes to nerve damage, the mammalian peripheral nervous system (PNS) is arms and legs ahead of the central nervous system (CNS) in its ability to regenerate damaged neurons. While neuroscientists already knew that the PNS has an innate ability to express pro-regenerative transcription factors after injury, a new paper has the nerve to […]
While Instagram may have replaced the Polaroid, some age-old memories just can’t be shaken. Thankfully, the sperm epigenome of C. elegans has conjured up the latest social media trend, the histonagram: a histone based memory of spermatogenesis and oogenesis that shapes offspring fertility. Although C. elegans differ from us humans in that they don’t make use […]