There aren’t many studies exciting enough to make you jump out your lab coat and rock’n’roll round the lab like it’s the 50s, but a recently reported new application of CRISPR might just start your toes tapping and your heads nodding. This new article does not originate from “Deep down in Louisiana close to New […]
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Little-by-little, step-by-step, and drop-by-drop, we are beginning to appreciate the vital importance of intracellular liquid-like droplet formation to fundamental mechanisms such as epigenetic inheritance and heterochromatin domain formation. Liquid-like droplets aid these processes by biological “phase-separation” or the selective concentration of some molecules into a small intracellular area and the exclusion of others. Excitingly, two new […]
Writing your first grant proposal? Optimizing that tricky Western blot? Programming an old PCR machine? Only a few things are more complex than our current understanding of the epigenetic links between aging and tumorigenesis, but this has not stopped a few valiant labs from doubling down and busting a few paradigms while they are at […]
Apart from the ever rising and falling measurements of one’s waistline and bank balance, the three-dimensional (3D) chromatin conformation of the mammalian genome is one of the most dynamic and least understood factors in a scientist’s life. Luckily, the development of new high-definition techniques and enhanced computational analyses are helping us to understand how the […]
In today’s world, where choices are a plenty, alternative is a fashionable choice. When it comes to genomic imprinting, traditionalists swear by DNA cytosine methylation (5mC); however, sometimes imprinting turns to alternative epigenetic marks. Genomic imprinting is typically driven by 5mC at imprinting control regions (ICRs), where it represses the expression of the marked allele […]