• Vanderbilt University

    Profiling chromatin accessibility and DNA methylation—simultaneously

    Research led by Emily Hodges, assistant professor of biochemistry, first-author Lindsey Guerin, a graduate student in the Hodges lab, and Kelly Barnett, a recent graduate of the Hodges lab, developed and tested a new method called ATAC-Me, which profiles multiple epigenetic features, including DNA methylation, simultaneously from a single DNA… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2022

  • On a dark green background, several short pieces of DNA “float” around. One is vertical on the left side of the image, and a zoomed-in portion is seen horizonally on the right. The DNA on its side has more details (it’s a stick model) and shows water molecules (also stick models) surrounding the DNA. Hydrogen bonds between the water and the DNA are visualized as yellow dashes.

    Neutrons take a deep dive into water networks surrounding DNA

    By Olivia Trani This article was originally published on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory website and was adapted with permission for publication at Vanderbilt University. Water plays several important roles within the human body, even affecting the DNA in our cells. The entire surface of a DNA… Read More

    Dec. 17, 2021