This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, investigators at China's BGI describe "the DNA methylome of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells" from the same Han Chinese individual whose genome the institute published in Nature in 2008. Using whole-genome bisulfite sequencing, the team "found that 68.4 percent of CpG sites and [less than] 0.2 percent of non-CpG sites were methylated" in the PBMC sequence.

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