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  1. Cyborg Sperm Target Cancer

    05.23 / 22:17 epigenie.com Epigenie.com - Science
    Yes, you read that correctly, researchers from the lab of Oliver G. Schmidt (IFW Dresden, Germany) have developed a half-biological, half-mechanical cancer-killing cyborg based on the humble spermatozoa. Specifically, the extremely virile research team loaded sperm with a cargo of chemotherapeutic drugs and provided each wriggler with a specially designed metallic harness to allow magnetic…
  2. Drive the LINE: H4K20me3 Beats DNA Methylation at LINE-1 Chimeric Transcripts in Colorectal Cancer

    05.23 / 22:17 epigenie.com Epigenie.com - Science
    The drivers of gene expression maintain a fragile balance that tends to cross the LINE in cancer. LINE-1s are transposable elements full of both mystery and regulatory potential. Within their 5’ untranslated region (UTR) lies a bidirectional promoter (L1-5’UTR) that consists of a sense promoter (L1-SP), which transcribes the element, and an antisense promoter (L1-ASP), which […
  3. Rapid m6A RNA Methylation Soothes Your Molecular Sunburns

    05.23 / 22:17 epigenie.com Epigenie.com - Science
    Now that has spring has sprung, many of us are quickly remembering not only how much we missed the sunshine, but also that we forgot to stock up on aloe vera to soothe that fresh sunburn. Attesting to the utility of a good spot treatment, the lab of Yang Shi at Harvard Medical School reveals…