While missing a gym class can happen from time to time without leaving you feeling too guilty (!), you really shouldn’t “skip” a fascinating new study that now describes how a maternally-transmitted epigenetic “exon skipping” effect may act as the foundation for new therapeutic approaches for a devastating genetic muscle-weakening disease. A majority of Duchenne […]
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Once in a while, an epigenetic technique comes along to rock your world more than your favorite Led Zeppelin or Foo Fighters album! Now, a band of researchers fronted by the dynamic duo of John L. Rinn and Thomas R. Cech (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA) has just released a chart-topping masterpiece with their […]
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 […]
While we hope that any silly errors and childish pranks of our formative years don´t follow us into adulthood, it now seems that certain experiences during early development are indeed carried into adulthood without our knowledge, where an activating trigger can lead to trouble and strife! Specifically, exposure to any number of environmental stressors during […]
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 […]