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New perspectives on nuclear pores

EMBL researchers have published two new studies involving the nuclear pore…

By Fabian Oswald

Science

Stripes of colour display gene expression patterns

Transcriptional hubs confer phenotypic robustness

Enhancers in Drosophila embryos gather together to preserve phenotypes under stressful…

By Josh Tapley

Science

Structure of the Elongator complex

A tRNA modifier at work

Using cryo-EM, scientists have determined the structure of a large protein complex called…

By Cella Carr

Science

Super-resolution image of the basal surface of a cellularising Drosophila embryo.

Actin crosslinking plays key role in tissue morphogenesis

New insights into mechanisms behind embryonic…

By Cella Carr

Science

3-panel image of mouse blastocysts. From left to right the blastocyst has a smaller blastocoel meaning fewer cells in the mouse embryo.

Hydraulic force shapes mammalian embryos

Uncovering new role of fluid pressure in controlling embryo size and cell…

By Josh Tapley

Science

An example virtual map of individual leukaemia cells on a resin section, detected automatically using SerialEM and py-EM.

Breaking the bottleneck in imaging data collection

Scientists develop software tools for automated acquisition of electron microscopy…

By Cella Carr

Science

Tara Oceans Expedition ship in the arctic ocean

The Arctic Ocean: reservoir of marine viruses

Results from the Tara Oceans expedition reveal the Arctic Ocean as a cradle of viral…

By Guest author(s)

Science

IMAGE: Korbel group/EMBL

Catalogue of structural variants

Thorough characterisation of structural variants in human…

By Guest author(s)

Science

A visualisation of a membraneless organelle in the green-yellow style of the data presented in the Nature Communications paper

ATP affects proteome-wide solubility

Scientists develop technology to measure how ATP concentration affects protein solubility in…

By Josh Tapley

Science

Mouth and gut are highlighted as locations for genetic material compared by scientists

Many gut microbes may originate in the mouth

Many microbes traverse the oral-gut…

By Josh Tapley

Science

An Ouroboros is prevented from eating its own tail by a ribbon of RNA

Role reversal: RNA controls protein function

EMBL scientists identify RNA regulating protein behaviour in switch of normal…

By Josh Tapley

Science

The strands of RNA within a single yeast cell can now be studied across the entire genome. IMAGE: Tobias Wüstefeld

New method to study gene expression in yeast cells

Scientists develop high-throughput yeast single-cell RNA sequencing…

By Josh Tapley

Science

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