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Bees reveal nature-nuture secrets

The nature-nurture debate is a "giant step" closer to being resolved after scientists studying bees documented how environmental inputs can modify our genetic hardware. The researchers uncovered extensive molecular differences ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Making and breaking heterochromatin

To fit the two-meter long DNA molecule into a cell nucleus that is only a few thousandths of a millimetre in size, long sections of the DNA must be strongly compacted. Epigenetic marks maintain these sections, known as heterochromatin. ...

dateSep 25, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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