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New maps of chemical marks on DNA pinpoint regions relevant to many developmental diseases – Phys.org

In research that aims to illuminate the causes of human developmental disorders, Salk scientists have generated 168 new maps of chemical marks on strands of DNA—called methylation—in developing mice.

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In research that aims to illuminate the causes of human developmental disorders, Salk scientists have generated 168 new maps of chemical marks on strands of DNAcalled methylationin developing mice.
The data, published July 29, 2020, in a special edition of Nature devoted to the ENCODE Project (a public research effort aimed at identifying all functional elements in the human and mouse genomes), can help narrow down regions of the human genome that play roles in diseases such as schizophrenia an…

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