Latest Nucleosome Stories
Scientists at Penn State University have achieved a major milestone in the attempt to assemble, in a test tube, entire chromosomes from their component parts.
The most detailed annotation yet of the fruit-fly genome points the way to understanding the genomes of all organisms.
The function of histones -- the proteins that enable yards of DNA to be crammed into a single cell -- depends on a number of chemical tags adorning their exterior.
The genetic inherited material DNA was long viewed as the sole bearer of hereditary information.
On average, one hundred billion cells in the human body divide over the course of a day.
In a landmark study to be published in the journal Nature, scientists have been able to create the first picture of genetic processes that happen inside every cell of our bodies.
The DNA genomes of organisms whose cells possess nuclei are packaged in a highly characteristic fashion.
A previously unknown pattern in DNA methylation - an event that affects cell function by altering gene expression â€“ has been uncovered for the first time by stem cell researchers at UCLA, a finding that could have implications in preventing some cancers and correcting defects in human stem cell lines.
A paper published online today in Molecular Cell proposes that Methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) impacts the entire genome in neurons, rather than acting as a regulator of specific genes.
Malaria remains one of the most deadly infectious diseases. Yet, how Plasmodium, the malaria parasite, regulates its infectious cycle has remained an enigma despite decades of rigorous research.