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By Paul Raffaele

"A marvelous booklet. . . . someone who cares approximately animals will profit highly from examining it." -Shaun Ellis, megastar of Animal Planet's "Living with the Wolfman" and writer of The guy Who Lives with Wolves

Award profitable experience journalist Paul Raffaele's Among the good Apes is the 1st booklet in over a decade-and most likely the final ever-to take its readers into the lives of our charismatic cousins the nice apes of their local habitats. Raffaele, a characteristic author for Smithsonian journal, has been known as "nothing lower than a distinctive global treasure" via popular writer Alvin Toffler.

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KANSAS PALEONT. CONTRIB. 22, 1–16 (1967) 1. 2. 3. 4. NEWS & VIEWS NATURE|Vol 438|17 November 2005 representing gene transcription — occurred on both the maternal and paternal X-chromosome sequences in embryos at the two-cell stage (the stage at which the embryonic genome begins to be transcribed). Because the authors could not look at a large number of genes, it may still be that some genes on the paternal X are repressed at the two-cell stage — but these experiments clearly show that many are not.

But it seems that over the next few cell divisions they become inactivated again through the action of Xist, without necessarily requiring prior MSCI. The latest work illustrates the amazing plasticity and dynamic nature of epigenetic programming and reprogramming in germ cells and early embryos. Insight into these events will give us clues about how the genome functions in normal development and in disease. It may also eventually provide tools for treating diseases of genome malfunction. ■ Wolf Reik is in the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics and Imprinting, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge CB2 4AT, UK.

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