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Zombie viruses on a hijacking trip

Ancient, dormant sequences in the genome impact embryonic development in unexpected ways more

Illustration showing a tangle of DNA helices and triangular shapes, one of which is breaking up into pieces

Layers of gene control allow DNA to flexibly add new information more

“We fell in love with the city”

Stem Cell Researcher Ludovic Vallier is a new Max Planck Fellow at MPIMG more

Farbiges Diagramm von Genen in einer Punktwolke

New method facilitates identification of cell-type specific genes in single-cell data more

Section of a microscopy image, the typical layers of the cerebral cortex are visible.

Organoids that mimic human brain cortex in development and disease more

Photo for the Annual General Meeting: the silhouette of Berlin

The organisation's 73rd Annual Meeting will also see the announcement of the new President-Elect more

Portrait of Prof. Stefan Mundlos

The genomics of evolution: how bats learned to fly more

Three generations in the lab

Three generations in the lab

February 18, 2022

Student internship at the Institute more

Plot with different colored lines among each other with increasing intensity

Inventory and prediction of enhancer sequences in the mouse genome more

Unmuting the genome

Unmuting the genome

January 12, 2022

Epigenetic mechanisms for parent-specific genetic activation decoded more

Division of labor among genetic switches

Combination of switches deactivates surplus X chromosome at just the right time more

Edda Schulz honored with the EMBO Young Investigator award

Berlin research group leader among Europe's best life scientists more

Exploring the current paradigm of gene regulation

How much tissue-specific information is contained in enhancer sequences? more

An indispensable pitstop for the gene copy machine

How a protein helps making clean working copies of genes more

A separate room for essential genes

Large number of developmental genes occupy DNA loops only by themselves more

Leopoldina honors human geneticist Stefan Mundlos

Researcher receives Mendel Medal for findings on gene regulation and genetic skeletal malformations more

Prior exposure to common cold coronaviruses enhances immune response to SARS-CoV-2

Scientists observe cross-immunity against the coronavirus more

Enzyme silences virus-like sequences

Methyltransferase Dnmt1 is not only responsible for maintenance more

Difficult decisions in the cell nucleus

Inactivation of the X chromosome is more dynamic and complex than previously thought more

Early sex differences

Early sex differences

April 30, 2021

X-chromosomal influence makes female embryos grow more slowly more

More than the sum of mutations

165 new cancer genes identified with the help of machine learning more

Reading between the lines of the genome

Congenital malformation caused by a so far unknown disease mechanism more

Not all sperm are equal

Not all sperm are equal

February 04, 2021

How a genetic factor helps sperm cells outcompete their peers more

Tracing the path of leukemia

Tracing the path of leukemia

January 22, 2021

Chemical signature of chronic lymphocytic leukemia already present in the precancerous stage more

Intelligence deficit: Conclusions drawn from mouse to man

New animal model for GPI anchor deficiencies more

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