ATACing DNA Methylation during Differentiation.
Kriaucionis S., Klose RJ.
Distal regulatory elements control gene expression during differentiation. In this issue of Molecular Cell, Barnett et al. (2020) develop a new technology, called ATAC-Me, and discover that removal of DNA methylation is not a pre-requisite for the creation of accessible chromatin at active gene regulatory elements during cellular differentiation.