Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2005, pp. 304–307. Translated from Ontogenez, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2005, pp. 364–367. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Kulikov. XIV Workshop “Current Problems of Developmental Biology and Biotechnology” The 14th workshop “Current Problems of Develop- Y.S. Vassetzky in his lecture “Epigenetic Mecha- mental Biology and Biotechnology” was held in nisms in Developmental Biology” discussed the prob- Zvenigorod on February 28–March 4, 2005, after a lem of regulation of inheritable traits by epigenetic 14-year interval. This workshop was prepared and mechanisms, which determine the dependence of gene organized by the Kol’tsov Institute of Developmental expression on structural modiﬁcation of parental chro- Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences. The 1st work- mosomes and their individual segments under the inﬂu- shop on developmental biology was held in 1971 on ence of methylation and acetylation of DNA bases and initiative of academician B.L. Astaurov and 13 work- histones. The mechanisms of DNA and histone methy- shops were held until 1991, which were very popular lation are interrelated to form a common cascade of among the scientiﬁc community. The rebirth of this tra- regulatory reactions realizing heterochromatinization dition became possible due to the active
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