chromatin

The Architect of Genome Folding

Halle (Saale), Germany — The DNA molecule is not naked in the nucleus. Instead, it is folded in a very organized way by the help of different proteins to establish a unique spatial organization of...

Gearbox for Tumour Cell Identity Changes

Berlin, Germany — Cancer cells can experience stress. They have to contend with attacks by the immune system or with anti-cancer therapeutics. If they attempt to colonize other tissues, they have to...

Mapping Out the Mystery of Blood Stem Cells

Toronto, ON — Princess Margaret scientists have revealed how stem cells are able to generate new blood cells throughout our life by looking at vast, uncharted regions of our genetic material that hold...

Opening Up DNA to Delete Disease

Washington, DC — Protein editorial assistants are clearing the way for cut-and-paste DNA editors, like CRISPR, to access previously inaccessible genes of interest. Opening up these areas of the genetic...

Decoding a New Sign in Chromatin Maze

Hong Kong — A research team led by Dr. Xiang David Li, Associate Professor from the Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with Dr. Karen Wing Yee Yuen from the School of Biological Sciences and...

Math Shows Why Animals See at Night

Higashihiroshima, Japan — Nocturnal and diurnal mammals see the same – but only for a brief time. When mice are born, the chromatin in the cells of their eyes has a diurnal structure. Day by...

New Method of DNA Repair Discovered

Moscow, Russia When newborn babies open their eyes for the first time, they already possess nerve cells specialized in particular stimuli in the visA group of researchers, lead by Vasily M. Studitsky,...

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