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Single-Cell Analysis Elucidates Epigenetic Changes in Early Human Development - GenomeWeb


GenomeWeb
As they reported today in Nature Cell Biology, the researchers found that genes with high variation in DNA methylation tended to be distinct from those with high variation in chromatin accessibility. They also observed a feedback mechanism between ...

Two-step process underpins upkeep of key protein in cell division - Science Daily


Science Daily
... replenish CENP-A. Targeting directs the protein to the right position, while remodelling opens up chromatin -- essentially making space for CENP-A to move in, researchers say. Their study, funded by Wellcome, was published in the Journal of Cell ...

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The study of chromatin structure and function is one of the most dynamic and exciting fields in biology today. Check back often for summaries and discussion of the latest breakthroughs in chromatin biology and epigenetics.

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