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Five for the future

Scientists from EMBL's five sites reflect on the opportunities and challenges that might lie…

By Adam Gristwood

Lab Matters

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Q&A

Which scientific breakthroughs would EMBL scientists most like to see in the next 40…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Taken out of context

Enabling neighbours: intact genes can cause cancer when placed near "enhancing" regions of…

By Claire Ainsworth

Science

Iain Mattaj (Director General, EMBL) and Walter Kolch (Director, SBI)

Cross-Channel collaboration

Teaming up in Ireland to address big challenges in…

By Lindsay Brownell

Events

Picky eaters: how microglia capture their prey

A kaleidoscope of molecules is needed to clean up dead brain cells, and failure can have disastrous…

By Lindsay Brownell

Science

Mouse with cleft lip.

Insights into genetics of cleft lip

How a DNA stretch influences face formation and contributes to common congenital…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

HIV: hacking, immaturity and viruses

High-resolution structure reveals crucial interactions for HIV…

By Dan Jones

Science

First, catch your DNA

DNA-coralling protein complex in an unexpected…

By Dan Jones

Science

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Remodelling the cell

The balance behind membrane changes that turn one cell into 6000 as a fruit fly embryo…

By Dan Jones

Science

The new EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany. PHOTO: Hugo Nevers/EMBL

New training and conference centre for the life sciences at EMBL in Heidelberg

Today, the German Minister for Education and Research, Annette Schavan, officially opens the new training and conference centre for the life sciences…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

In the centre, a structural model determined by X-ray crystallography shows how the two tags (attached to a short section of the histone protein – all in cyan) fit neatly into the Brdt pocket (purple). In the background image, hypercompaction by Brdt causes relatively diffuse chromatin (stained blue inside the nuclei of two cells on the top left) to compact and clump together (two on the bottom right).

Putting the squeeze on sperm DNA

In the quest for speed, olympic swimmers shave themselves or squeeze into high-tech super-suits. In the body, sperm are the only cells that swim and,…

By Guest author(s)

Science

New study reveals the protein that makes phosphate chains in yeast

It can be found in all life forms, and serves a multitude of purposes, from energy storage to stress response to bone calcification. This molecular…

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