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  1. Eun, S. H. et al. A non-cell autonomous role of E(z) to prevent germ cells from turning on somatic cell marker. Science 343, 1513–1516 (2014)

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Baumann, K. Keeping your cell identity. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 15, 296–297 (2014).

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