First Complete Human Epigenome

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First Complete Human Epigenome

Postby wolfhnd on October 15th, 2009, 8:38 pm 

ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2009) — Although the human genome sequence faithfully lists (almost) every single DNA base of the roughly 3 billion bases that make up a human genome, it doesn't tell biologists much about how its function is regulated. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute provide the first detailed map of the human epigenome, the layer of genetic control beyond the regulation inherent in the sequence of the genes themselves.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 130702.htm
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Although the human genome sequence faithfully lists (almost) every single DNA base of the roughly 3 billion bases that make up a human genome, it doesn't tell biologists much about how its function is regulated. (Credit: iStockphoto/Andrey Prokhorov)
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Re: First Complete Human Epigenome

Postby Deftil on October 16th, 2009, 8:08 am 

I think this is going to turn out to be a big advancement in the understanding of gene expression.
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