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Escaping fates with open states

The ability of embryonic stem cells to give rise to any cell type relies on a remodelling protein that maintains open chromatin. But the chromatin landscape of these cells may be more complex than previously thought.

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Figure 1: Chd1 and open chromatin.

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Sims III, R., Reinberg, D. Escaping fates with open states. Nature 460, 802–803 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/460802a

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