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Emerging Research Fonts Commentary

Matteo Pellegrini talks with ScienceWatch.com and answers a few questions about this month’s Emerging Research Front paper in the field of Multidisciplinary.

A Widescreen View of Methylation

HHMI researchers have developed novel techniques and software that will provide scientists with the tools they need to decipher large-scale patterns in the vital – but little-understood – process of DNA methylation.

Deep Sequencing May Lead To Hardier Strains Of Rice

:Using a novel “deep sequencing” technology that can in one fell swoop decode 50 million sequences representing well over a billion bases of DNA, a research team is working to unmask where, why and how certain genes are switched on or off in rice — a crop vital to the world’s food supply. The project […]

In A Technical Tour De Force, Scientists Take A Global View Of The Epigenome

A collaboration between researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of California at Los Angeles captured the genome-wide DNA methylation pattern of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana – the “laboratory rat” of the plant world – in one big sweep. “In a single experiment we recapitulated 20 years worth of anecdotal findings […]