Tag: Gehring Lab

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Plant characteristics shaped by parental conflict

November 19, 2018

Differences in common traits within a plant species, such as seed size, can be determined by more than gene sequence.

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Small RNA mediates genetic parental conflict in seed endosperm

December 19, 2017

When it comes to gene expression in the endosperm of seeds, gene provenance matters. In this specialized tissue, plants actively strive to keep the expression of genes inherited from the mother versus the father in balance, according to Whitehead Institute scientists.

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Epigenetic rheostat helps uncover how gene regulation is inherited and maintained

December 14, 2017

DNA Methylation—the addition of chemical tags to DNA—typically reduces the expression of methylated genes. Whitehead Institute Member Mary Gehring and her lab have identified a mechanism important for maintaining methylation, that when disrupted, results in the demethylation of large sections of the Arabidopsis plant’s genome.

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Whitehead Member Mary Gehring receives prestigious young investigator award

September 6, 2012

Whitehead Member Mary Gehring has been selected as a recipient of the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award, funded by The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation and administered by a joint committee appointed by the Genetics Society of America and the American Society of Human Genetics.

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Whitehead Member Mary Gehring named a Pew Scholar

June 14, 2011

The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Whitehead Institute Member Mary Gehring a 2011 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.

Plant biologist Mary Gehring joins Whitehead Institute faculty

August 23, 2010

Mary Gehring will be studying epigenetic reprogramming in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Her work has commonalities and potential synergies with research occurring in other Whitehead laboratories.

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