Broad Institute Awarded Major Grant to Bolster Epigenomics Research

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 09:21 in Biology & Nature

Researchers at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to map the epigenomes of a variety of medically important cell types, including human embryonic stem cells. The work aims to transform the understanding of an exquisite control system -- a code of so-called "epigenetic" cues that specify when and where in the body genes are made active.

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