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Chromosomes interacting with chromosomes

“Our observations demonstrate that not only active, but also inactive, genomic regions can transiently interact over large distances with many loci in the nuclear space. The data strongly suggest that each DNA segment has its own preferred set of interactions. This implies that it is impossible to predict the long-range interaction partners of a given DNA locus without knowing the characteristics of its neighboring segments and, by extrapolation, the whole chromosome” (Simonis et al. 2006).

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