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Core Transcriptional Regulatory Circuitry in Human Embryonic Stem Cells
The transcription factors OCT4, SOX2, and NANOG have essential roles in early development and are required for the propagation of undifferentiated embryonic stem (ES) cells in culture. To gainExpand
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Integrative analysis of 111 reference human epigenomes
The reference human genome sequence set the stage for studies of genetic variation and its association with human disease, but epigenomic studies lack a similar reference. To address this need, theExpand
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Histone H3K27ac separates active from poised enhancers and predicts developmental state
Developmental programs are controlled by transcription factors and chromatin regulators, which maintain specific gene expression programs through epigenetic modification of the genome. TheseExpand
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Polycomb complexes repress developmental regulators in murine embryonic stem cells
The mechanisms by which embryonic stem (ES) cells self-renew while maintaining the ability to differentiate into virtually all adult cell types are not well understood. Polycomb group (PcG) proteinsExpand
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Control of Developmental Regulators by Polycomb in Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Polycomb group proteins are essential for early development in metazoans, but their contributions to human development are not well understood. We have mapped the Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2)Expand
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A Chromatin Landmark and Transcription Initiation at Most Promoters in Human Cells
We describe the results of a genome-wide analysis of human cells that suggests that most protein-coding genes, including most genes thought to be transcriptionally inactive, experience transcriptionExpand
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Dynamic and Coordinated Epigenetic Regulation of Developmental Transitions in the Cardiac Lineage
Heart development is exquisitely sensitive to the precise temporal regulation of thousands of genes that govern developmental decisions during differentiation. However, we currently lack a detailedExpand
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Braveheart, a Long Noncoding RNA Required for Cardiovascular Lineage Commitment
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are often expressed in a development-specific manner, yet little is known about their roles in lineage commitment. Here, we identified Braveheart (Bvht), aExpand
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SOX2 Co-Occupies Distal Enhancer Elements with Distinct POU Factors in ESCs and NPCs to Specify Cell State
SOX2 is a master regulator of both pluripotent embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and multipotent neural progenitor cells (NPCs); however, we currently lack a detailed understanding of how SOX2 controlsExpand
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The SANT domain: a unique histone-tail-binding module?
Chromatin-remodelling complexes have an important role in all DNA-mediated processes and, although much is known about how these enzymes regulate chromosomal DNA accessibility, how they interact withExpand
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