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In Nature this week, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine along with their colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine report that "chromatin regulation by Brg1 underlies heart muscle development and disease." Specifically, the team shows that the chromatin-remodeling protein Brg1 "has a critical role in regulating cardiac growth, differentiation, and gene expression," and that it maintains cardiomyocytes in an embryonic state.

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