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Welcome to the Bracken Lab homepage

The group is led by Adrian Bracken and was established in 2008 at the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin. We are studying the molecular mechanisms of stem cells and cancer. Our papers include a study on the role of Polycomb group proteins in embryonic stem cells, the role of the tumour suppressor, CHD5, during neurogenesis and a new chromatin independent role of Polycomb-like 1 in the p53 pathway. More recently, we  discovered a new family of proteins that encode vertebrate specific Polycomb proteins. This new work will be out soon...

Click here to watch our Webinar on "The role of Polycombs in Cancer" or read a related review on the role of Histone H3K27 methylations in cellular identity and cancer.

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