You can't get much better resolution than the single-nucleotide level. Joe Ecker and his team at the Salk Institute report that they've done just that to look at the epigenome of Arabidopsis thaliana. "Our aim was to really go much further — previously, genome-wide analysis of genome methylation of Arabidopsis had used tiling microarrays — and really go to the ultimate resolution of DNA methylation," says Ryan Lister, a postdoc in Ecker's lab and first author on the Cell paper describing their work.

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