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Epigenetics Rules the Genome
Identified in Drosophila (fruit fly) more than 70 years ago, the Polycomb and Trithorax proteins have recently been found to act as essential regulators of the expression of our genes. We look back...
Untangling the Jungle of Viruses
A new bioinformatics software, developed by a team of researchers from France and the Netherlands, is capable of establishing a genome map of the principal variants in the same viral population. This...
Unlocking the Secrets of Four-Strand DNA
DNA G-quadruplexes, recently demonstrated in human cells, are of great interest to biologists, chemists and physicians alike. But what exactly are they and why are researchers so keen to unravel...
Genetic Scissors for Tailored Neuroscience Solutions
By making it possible to "surgically" act on DNA, the CRISPR-Cas9 system is not only revolutionizing genome editing techniques, it is paving the way for new and exciting ways to study the...
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The Lost City of Akhenaten
A Battery Revolution in Motion
Nature Declining Globally at Alarming Rate
A Future Earth for Sustainable Development
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