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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at Decode Genetics has mapped imprinting patterns within the human genome.

Some 160 human genes have been reported to be under the influence of imprinting, in which one parental allele is preferentially expressed over the other. During development, there are waves of demethylation and remethylation, but some regions escape this process and retain their parental methylation status.

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