In 2013, technology impacted nearly every facet of our lives: from improving Instagram selfies, to squeezing even more knowledge from epigenetics research. Check out some of our favorite Technology features from the past year:
We love the potential of Genome Editing. Led by methods like CRISPR-Cas, this emerging field has really boomed this year. We’d say we’re obsessed, but that has a bad connotation.
- Engineering (Epi)Genomes with CRISPR-Cas
- Genome Editing with the CRISPR/Cas System in Zebrafish
- CRISPRi: The User-Friendly Transcriptional Repressor
- Epigenetic Editing Targets DNA Demethylation, Induces Gene Expression
- Inducible Models Breathe New Life into Epigenetic Inheritance Studies
The Rise of RNA Methylation
RNA methylation is making a big research splash, and so fancy new analysis tools weren’t far behind. Here, we took a look at the latest RNA methylation techniques out there.
- Spotlight on Emerging RNA Methylation Analysis Techniques
- Methylcytosine Makes its Mark on RNA Methylation
Artificial Cytosine Modification Synthesis
Some crafty chemists found a way to create synthetic cytidine nucleosides (5mC, 5hmC, 5caC, and 5fC) that open the floodgates for more in-depth investigation of how those modifications work.
Single molecule Chromatin Analysis in Nanochannels (SCAN)
SCAN hasn’t quite reached the masses yet, but it’s creators just keep on refining it, and giving us brief glimpses of what it can do. The most recent paper showed it is able to check on histone mods and DNA methylation simultaneously. We even conned Dr. Soloway into talking with us for an EpiGenie Webinar.