What Drives Our Genes? Salk Institute for Biological Studies Researchers Map The First Complete Human Epigenome  
10/15/2009 6:25:58 AM

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Salk Institute -- LA JOLLA, CA—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.