With up to €16 million ($20 million) in funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, a consortium of 21 German research groups plans to generate 70 reference epigenome maps over the next five years using next-generation sequencing.

The project, dubbed DEEP for Deutsches Epigenom-Programm, is part of the International Human Epigenome Consortium, which coordinates a number of epigenomic projects in the European Union, the US, Canada, and South Korea.

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