Monthly Archives: February 2014

Uniform diversity: a genome-wide study of PRC1 ortholog localization


Polycomb-group proteins are a well-characterized family of proteins involved in chromatin remodeling. In mammals, Polycomb-group proteins form two multiprotein complexes: Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), which represses gene expression, and PRC1. PRC1, unlike its highly conserved sister, is a masterpiece of variety. It comprises the subunits Polycomb (Pc), Posterior sex combs (Psc), Polyhomeotic (Ph) and… Read more »


Cancer and diet – what you eat, or how much?

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The epidemiological evidence now seems overwhelming: obesity is a major cause of cancer, which will rise with the rising tide of obesity in the well fed Western world. Elio Riboli will speak on what epidemiology can tell us about how our physiology and habits contribute to the probability of developing cancer at the second BMC… Read more »