How packing away DNA stabilizes cell fate decisions

Susan Gasser and her group at the FMI have identified in C. elegans a much sought-for anchor protein, a previously uncharacterized chromodomain protein called CEC-4 that directly sequesters inactive chromatin at the nuclear ...

What happens when good genes get lost?

Scientifically speaking, there is no bad DNA, though we like to blame it for unruly hair, klutziness or poor gardening skills. There is, however, junk DNA.