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This Week in Science

In Science this week, a trio of investigators from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center report "a general strategy for studying nucleosome dynamics and uncover nucleosome turnover differences across the genome that are likely to have functional importance for epigenome maintenance, gene regulation, and control of DNA replication." Namely, they found that nucleosome turnover occurs rapidly over active gene bodies, epigenetic regulators, and replication origins in Drosophila cells.

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