In Genome Research this week, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, report that allele-specific methylation is prevalent in the human genome and is contributed by CpG-SNPs. Using bisultfite sequencing, the team performed a chromosome-wide survey of ASM in 16 human pluripotent and adult cell lines; they observed such methylation on 23-37 percent heterozygous SNPs.

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