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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Plant Biology

    Natural epigenetic polymorphisms lead to intraspecific variation in Arabidopsis gene imprinting

    Daniela Pignatta et al.
    Individual scientists, scientific communities and scientific journals can do more to assess the publication of irreproducible results, to promote good science, and to increase the efficiency with which the scientific community self-corrects.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    H3K27 modifications define segmental regulatory domains in the Drosophila bithorax complex

    Sarah K Bowman et al.
    Segment-specific boundaries of histone modifications reveal the regulatory logic of a classic developmental control region.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Methylation of histone H3K23 blocks DNA damage in pericentric heterochromatin during meiosis

    Romeo Papazyan et al.
    A previously unappreciated histone methylation pathway helps limit DNA double-strand break formation and recombination in heterochromatin during meiosis.
    1. Neuroscience

    A long non-coding RNA is required for targeting centromeric protein A to the human centromere

    Delphine Quénet, Yamini Dalal
    A non-coding RNA-based targeting mechanism could potentially epigenetically maintain specialized chromatin structures, such as the centromere, in vivo.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    TAF4, a subunit of transcription factor II D, directs promoter occupancy of nuclear receptor HNF4A during post-natal hepatocyte differentiation

    Daniil Alpern et al.
    Physical and functional interactions between HNF4A and TAF4 coordinate HNF4A genomic occupancy with pre-initiation complex formation to activate post-natal hepatocyte gene expression.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Polycomb- and REST-associated histone deacetylases are independent pathways toward a mature neuronal phenotype

    James C McGann et al.
    Poised neuronal genes are repressed by REST and Polycomb in embryonic stem cells independently and via different chromatin modifications.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Synthetic CpG islands reveal DNA sequence determinants of chromatin structure

    Elisabeth Wachter et al.
    Genomic landmarks, known generically as ‘CpG islands’, program chromatin structure via their richness in the dinucleotide CG and their skewed composition of DNA bases.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Zinc finger protein Zfp335 is required for the formation of the naïve T cell compartment

    Brenda Y Han et al.
    A novel zinc finger transcription factor regulates expression of multiple genes in late stage thymocytes and recent thymic emigrants to promote formation of the naïve T cell compartment.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Identification of ‘erasers’ for lysine crotonylated histone marks using a chemical proteomics approach

    Xiucong Bao et al.
    Sirt3 functions as decrotonylase to regulate histone crotonylation dynamics.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Trithorax maintains the functional heterogeneity of neural stem cells through the transcription factor Buttonhead

    Hideyuki Komori et al.
    The Drosophila equivalent of the human protein Mixed Lineage Leukemia 1n enables neural stem cells to generate neural progenitors through the fly equivalent of the human transcription factor Sp8, thereby contributing to an increased number and diversity of cell types during brain development.