18 May 2012
Collaboration between scientists at Cambridge University and the Babraham Institute have demonstrated a new technique that will significantly improve scientists’ ability to perform epigenetics research and help unlock the door to understanding how cells develop and function. Epigenetics is a branch of genetics that studies modifications to the DNA which affect gene activity. The research, published today (26 April) in the journal Science has important implications for stem cell research and the development of regenerative medicines.
The team of Wolf Reik contributed to this publication. His group is supported by FP7-Health projects BLUEPRINT and EpiGeneSys