Fewer Cells But Greater Precision

A research group in Japan has developed a technique to perform epigenomic profiling with much fewer cells than existing methods.

Decoding Cell-Specific DNA Methylation

Scientists in China have developed an algorithm that can link epigenetic modifications to specific cell types with 90 percent sensitivity.

Not A Numbers Game: Gene Regulation Made Vertebrates Special

The ability to regulate genes, rather than the sheer number of genes, is responsible for the development of a backbone in animals, scientists say.

World’s First Mice Born To Same-Sex Parents

Chinese scientists have created mouse pups with same-sex parents using haploid embryonic stem cells and gene editing.

Improving The Success Of Cloning Animals

Scientists have used epigenetic modifications to increase the success rate of cloning mice.

The Buzz Over Queen Bee Learning And Memory

Chinese scientists have demonstrated that epigenetics contributes to superior learning capacities in queen bees.

Muscle Loss Driven By Epigenetics Both In Space And On Earth

Scientists in Japan have identified DNA methylation as a crucial mediator of muscle loss at microgravity as well as at normal gravity.

Epigenetics Makes White Fat Turn Beige

Targeting specific sites on the JMJD1A protein could help researchers transform white fat into beige fat without affecting other cellular processes.

Epigenetics Explains Why Some Ants Prefer Diet Soda

Scientists in Japan have discovered that genetically identical ants vary in their threshold for sweetness, with implications on colony survival.

Epigenetics Explains Autoimmune Disease In Twins

In identical twins, epigenetics has a role to play in determining susceptibility to autoimmune disease, according to a study by Japanese researchers.