Using ENCODE methylation data

Post updated 2014 January 2nd DNA methylation is a biochemical process and epigenetic modification, whereby a methyl group is added to the cytosine nucleotide (and also adenine) to form 5-methylcytosine. DNA methylation at the 5′ position of cytosine has the specific effect of reducing gene transcription and typically occurs in CpG sites, which are regions…

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