It’s never good to see someone lagging behind the rest, but while stepwise developments to single-cell chromatin immunoprecipitation and subsequent parallel sequencing techniques (ChIP-seq) have led to gradually improved yields and increased sensitivity with reduced numbers of cells since the first report of a single-cell ChIP protocol, we still lack widely-applicable and low-cost methods to […]
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Can we break the speed of light? Is the universe infinite? What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything? At least two of these questions have fascinated physicists and philosophers for decades, but the questions weighing heavy on their minds of the existential epigeneticists among us relate to something a little different: the […]
Become a ChIP Assay Expert! The chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay is one of the best ways to study the association of DNA-binding proteins with chromatin and the localization of histone modifications throughout the genome. But ChIP assays take time to master. Our friends at Active Motif have put together this free ChIP 101 eBook that […]
It’s become increasing clear that epigenetic mechanisms have a unique role to play in the brain. From neurodevelopment, to memory, to brain function epigenetic mechanisms seem to be very important. These mechanisms are also frequently perturbed in neurological disorders. In this ebook, we’ve assembled summaries of research related to uncovering the many roles of epigenetics […]
We recently advised our readers to “think different” when it came to the epigenetic control of maintenance in alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) cells, and now, a team of “out-of-the-box” thinkers from the lab of Jérôme Déjardin (Université de Montpellier, France) have described an unconventional link between ALT and telomeric heterochromatin formation. Previous results have […]