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Microglia Remember Bouts of Bodily Inflammation in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Apr 11, 2018
A new study reports that immune memory may contribute to neurodegenerative diseases.
Mouse Moms’ Behavior Affects Pups’ Genome Structures
Abby Olena | Mar 22, 2018
Mice who get less attention from their mothers have more copies of a common retrotransposon in the genomes of their hippocampal neurons.
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.
Stem Cells Made by Modifying the Epigenome with CRISPR
Abby Olena | Jan 25, 2018
Researchers use the technique to turn on
in mouse embryonic fibroblasts and convert them into pluripotent cells.
Learning Opens the Genome
Ruth Williams | Jan 17, 2018
Researchers map learning-induced chromatin alterations in mouse brain cells, and find that many affect autism-associated genes.
High-Throughput Epigenetics Analyses
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2018
Emerging technologies help researchers draw mechanistic links between metabolism and epigenetic modification of DNA.
Skin “Remembers” Wounds, Heals Faster the Second Time Around
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2018
After an initial wounding, genes needed for repair remain ready for action.
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2017
New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.
Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2017
The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.
Jef Akst and Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2017 issue of