Blue light alters some gene expression in plants by changing the transcription start sites to downstream locations.
An international collaboration has determined that cooption of the Heat Shock Factor (HSF) gene system is what allows larvae of the sleeping chironomid to be able to survive severe desiccation.
The KAI2 receptor for compounds found in smoke helps plants retain water and survive during drought.
Prenatal lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids linked to epigenetic changes that lead to schizophrenic symptoms in mice.
A newly discovered gene turns off an egg’s egginess, allowing it to become an embryo.
Fewer components are needed for chromosome assembly during cell division than previously supposed.