NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators from Sichuan Agricultural University and BGI-Shenzhen has developed a DNA methylation atlas of pig fat and muscle tissues that is expected to aid studies into the epigenetics of obesity and related conditions.

As they reported online today in Nature Communications, the researchers profiled methylation patterns and gene expression profiles in 10 fat and muscle tissues from pigs belonging to three pig breeds.

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