In a paper published online in advance in Genome Biology, researchers at the UK's University of Birmingham report their use of immunostaining and immunefluorescence microscopy techniques to characterize the "distribution of selected histone modifications across metaphase chromosomes from normal human lymphoblastoid cells." The team writes that bands of histone modifications "co-localize with regions relatively rich in genes and CpG islands" and that metaphase bands, when compared with data fo

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