DNA methylation study finds key to bee destiny

New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience on September 16, 2012, and reviewed at the Eureka Alert web site on the same day is the first to develop an understanding of behavior and the relationship of DNA methylation to behavioral change in bees.

Andy Feinberg, M.D., M.P.H., Gilman scholar, professor of molecular medicine and director of the Center for Epigenetics at Johns Hopkins‘ Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences and Gro Amdam, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences at Arizona State University and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, analyzed the DNA methylation patterns in the brains of 21 bees using CHARM (comprehensive high-throughput arrays for relative methylation). CHARM allows the analysis of the entire genome at once.

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