Tag Archives: Epigenetics

Epigenetic marks associated with aging can predict cancer

A recent study demonstrates that epigenetic marks generally associated with aging are actually indicators of cancer. Scientists from the RWTH Aachen University Medical School have published in PLoS Genetics a work that analyzes DNA methylation¬†(DNAm) patterns in normal and malignant tissues. Qiong Lin and Wolfgang Wagner discovered that normal tissue epigenetic marks can have age-predictive […]

Possible 5th DNA base discovered

Scientists from Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute have recently published in Nature Chemical Biologythe discovery of what could be the fifth DNA base, 5-formylcytosine (5fC ). The chemical modification is more stable in mammals than previously thought and could have unforeseen functional roles in the cell. DNA is made up of four bases: Guanine, Cytosine, […]

Zymo Research Launches EZ RNA Methylation Kit for Epigenetics Research

Zymo Research Corporation – The Epigenetics Company, one of the leading providers of research tools for DNA methylation analysis and epigenetics research in the market has expanded its range by introducing a new EZ RNA Methylation Kit. This new kit enables scientists investigate RNA methylation by detecting 5-methylcytosine after the bisulphite conversion of RNA. Zymo […]

Epigentek Launches EpiNext Kits for Next Generation Sequencing

Epigentek, a global biotechnology company specializing in epigenetics has launched a series of products catering to the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) requirements. The new products developed as a part of the company’s EpiNext range includes EpiNext Bisulfite-Seq High Sensitivity Kit and EpiNext High Sensitivity DNA Library Preparation Kit. These kits are designed to be compatible […]

Porvair’s Chromatrap Assays for Epigenetics

Porvair Sciences, the specialists in microplate products and assays has added a range of novel Chromatrap chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays to its epigenetics product portfolio. The Chromatrap ChIP assay developed in association with University of Swansea is more efficient than conventional bead based method as the solid phase porous polymer functionalized with protein A in […]