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DNA methylation: an identity card for brain cells

Ambre Bender and Michael Weber*

Author Affiliations

UMR 7242 Biotechnology and Cell Signaling, University of Strasbourg, CNRS, 300 Bd Sébastien Brant, BP 10413, 67412 Illkirch Cedex, France

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:131  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-8-131

Published: 27 August 2013

Abstract

A recently published study has revealed the genome-wide dynamics of DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation patterns at single-base resolution in the human and mouse developing brain.

Keywords:
Brain; DNA methylation; glial cells; hydroxymethylation; neurons