We all assume that water, good old H2O, has nothing to hide; however, dihydrogen monoxide has more than a few skeletons in its closet. For example, water is the leading cause of drowning while 100 percent of all people exposed to water will eventually die! It is easy to chalk up the second of these […]
Ever get that feeling that you forgot something? Well maybe you did, but it doesn't have to be recent epigenetics research if you scope out our Headlines each week.
While we are no strangers to the role of epigenetics in environmental adaption, the lab of Brant Weinstein at the National Institute of Health (Maryland, USA) has brought forth an example of environmental adaption so extreme that it provides profound insight into eye degeneration and blindness. The talented team chose to examine the Mexican tetra […]
Are you looking for a refreshing new nuclear organization assay this summer? Well look no further than SPRITE, it will quench your thirst for a better DNA conformation assay. There are a lot of methods for assessing higher-order DNA structure, but they mostly fall into two categories: proximity ligation and in situ imaging. Proximity ligation […]
While we are accustomed to seeing soccer players stroking a ball up and down grassy white-lined pitches and actors waltzing down the red carpet wearing a sharp suit or a stunning dress, we occasionally read news of these mammalian “celebrities” spending time in what could be deemed “unknown territory”, such as the corner store or […]
While some studies may appear as drops in the scientific ocean, a drop-dead gorgeous paper on epigenetic inheritance recently made us all drop our guard! Although studies have established transgenerational epigenetic inheritance (TEI) across several generations in the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans and the critical role of non-coding RNAs, we have yet to unravel the […]