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In the early online edition of PNAS this week, scientists have used a screening technique to find a dual role for the methyltransferase G9a in regulating β-globin transcription. Led by senior author, Marjorie Brand at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, they used a proteomics screen to identify G9a as an interacting partner of the hematopoietic activator NF-E2, and that G9a is recruited to the β-globin locus by this partner.

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