Information is the stuff of life. Not limited to DNA, information is found in most biomolecules in living cells.
Histones are responsible for organizing and packaging the DNA of a cell nucleus into structural units known as nucleosomes.
Think of a situation where you have to crack the code on a bank vault, with many dials in the code, say 150, each specifying 1 out of 10 digits.
Researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands made “a remarkable discovery” about a protein named Polycomb that binds to DNA.
Methylation of key development genes represses their expression, and with it eye development, in this venerable icon of evolution.