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Researchers Generate a Reference Map of the Human Epigenome


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Manolis Kellis, MIT

Manolis Kellis, MIT.

Credit: M. Scott Brauer

The sequencing of the human genome laid the foundation for the study of genetic variation and its links to a wide range of diseases. But the genome itself is only part of the story, as genes can be switched on and off by a range of chemical modifications, known as "epigenetic marks."

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