A weekend away with a book of poetry, a mountain biking holiday, or perhaps a daring jewel heist……whatever your idea of a fun weekend is, a well-laid out, precise set of instructions usually help; in short, you need a plan! In the gastrulating mouse embryo, precise epigenomic and transcriptomic instructions dictate the differentiation of pluripotent […]
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Whether it’s our personal of professional lives, we’re told time and time again that making the right connection is key. It turns out that that’s also true for our brains; making proper neuronal connections early is make or break. Altered neuronal connections can cause neurodevelopmental disorders. Often, these disorders are associated with mutations in genes […]
It’s clear that humans and mice have taken very different evolutionary paths, but new research suggests that transcription from long terminal repeat retrotransposons (LTRs), which are endogenous retroviral elements that can induce DNA methylation in oocytes, may have acted as guiding lights along the forks in the road. Besides the obvious differences in size, furriness, […]
Dr. Guillaume Bourque from McGill University discusses his lab’s bioinformatic research examining the epigenomics of non-coding DNA sequence variants at the 2019 joint CEEHRC/IHEC meeting.
Dr. Ellen Rothenberg from the California Institute of Technology discusses her lab’s research into the epigenetics of T-cell development at the 2019 joint CEEHRC/IHEC meeting.