As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging
As Bees Specialize, So Does Their DNA Packaging

A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.

A study of chemical tags on histone proteins hints at how the same genome can yield very different animals.

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Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018
This year’s winners are C. David Allis, Michael Grunstein, John Glen, and Joan Steitz.
Valerie Arboleda Uses Big Data to Unravel the Biology of a Rare Disease
Valerie Arboleda Uses Big Data to Unravel the Biology of a Rare Disease
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2018
The UCLA geneticist examines how defects in a histone protein lead to symptoms throughout the body.
Epigenetic Mechanism Tunes Brain Cells
Epigenetic Mechanism Tunes Brain Cells
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 2, 2015
Regular replacement of histones in human and murine neurons is required for neuronal plasticity, a study shows.
Silencing Surprise
Silencing Surprise
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2015
A chromatin remodeler in embryonic stem cells clears the DNA for mRNA transcription while stifling the expression of noncoding transcripts.
Heritable Histones
Heritable Histones
Ruth Williams | Sep 18, 2014
Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.
Stockpiling Histones
Stockpiling Histones
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2013
Histones stored on lipid droplets in fly embryos provide a backup supply when newly synthesized ones are lacking.
Conserved Chromatin?
Conserved Chromatin?
Ed Yong | Dec 10, 2012
Archaea packages DNA around histones in a similar way to eukaryotes, suggesting that fitting a large genome into a small space was not the original role of chromatin.
A Reprogramming Histone
A Reprogramming Histone
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 29, 2012
The scientist who pioneered cloning has found that a histone may act as a cellular reset button.  
The Epigenetic Lnc
Kevin V. Morris | Oct 1, 2012
Long non-protein-coding RNA (lncRNA) sequences are often transcribed from the opposite, or antisense, strand of a protein coding gene. In the past few years, research has shown that these lncRNAs play a number of regulatory roles in the cell. For exa