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A group from China and the US used a combination of sequencing strategies to look at maternally and paternally inherited DNA methylation patterns and reprogramming in developing mice. To do this, the researchers mapped both DNA methylation as well as the hydroxymethyl-, formyl-, and carboxyl-cytosine modifications formed as 5-methylcytosine is oxidized.

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A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

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