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Unravelling epigenetic reprogramming

A study conducted by the Hackett group at EMBL Rome has identified key factors controlling the complex system of gene regulation during early embryo development, shedding new light on the mechanisms behind these events and on their evolutionary implications. Their findings are published in Nature…

By Rossana De Lorenzi

Science

Five things you probably didn't know about the Human Genome Project

Five things you probably didn’t know about the Human Genome Project

Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first draft of the entire human genome.…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

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Artist's impression of DNA lesions. Credit: Petra Korlevic

Unpicking the complexity of DNA mutations

DNA damage caused by chemical mutagens is not repaired immediately and can create more genetic diversity in tumours.…

By Oana Stroe

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New insights into epigenetic modifications

Scientists at EMBL Rome unveil the mechanism behind the most studied epigenetic modification.…

By Rossana De Lorenzi

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Novel method sheds new light on tumour-suppressing RNA

Researchers from EMBL Grenoble have developed a way to visualise large RNAs in 3D using biochemical and structural biology techniques.…

By Mathias Jäger

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DNA damage and repair jointly leave mutational signatures in the genome.

DNA damage and faulty repair jointly cause mutations

DNA mutations are caused by a combination of DNA damage and repair, shows study by EMBL-EBI and collaborators.…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

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New insights into gene regulation

EMBL researchers investigate the role of a histone protein in regulating gene expression…

By Chloe Cross

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The Pan-Cancer project

EMBL co-leads most comprehensive study of genetic causes of cancer…

By Mathias Jäger

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Scientists identify new genetic drivers of cancer

Analysis of whole cancer genomes gives key insights into the role of the non-coding genome in cancer…

By Cella Carr

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Reshaping our DNA

DNA is present in each cell of our body. If all the DNA from one human cell was removed and aligned in a single strand, it would in theory add up to a total length of about two metres. In order to fit into the nucleus of a cell, DNA has to be compressed by […]…

By Doreen Feike

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