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Integrative analysis of 111 reference human epigenomes

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, February 2015
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Integrative analysis of 111 reference human epigenomes
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Nature, February 2015
DOI 10.1038/nature14248
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Anshul Kundaje, Wouter Meuleman, Jason Ernst, Misha Bilenky, Angela Yen, Alireza Heravi-Moussavi, Pouya Kheradpour, Zhizhuo Zhang, Jianrong Wang, Michael J. Ziller, Viren Amin, John W. Whitaker, Matthew D. Schultz, Lucas D. Ward, Abhishek Sarkar, Gerald Quon, Richard S. Sandstrom, Matthew L. Eaton, Yi-Chieh Wu, Andreas R. Pfenning, Xinchen Wang, Melina Claussnitzer, Yaping Liu, Cristian Coarfa, R. Alan Harris, Noam Shoresh, Charles B. Epstein, Elizabeta Gjoneska, Danny Leung, Wei Xie, R. David Hawkins, Ryan Lister, Chibo Hong, Philippe Gascard, Andrew J. Mungall, Richard Moore, Eric Chuah, Angela Tam, Theresa K. Canfield, R. Scott Hansen, Rajinder Kaul, Peter J. Sabo, Mukul S. Bansal, Annaick Carles, Jesse R. Dixon, Kai-How Farh, Soheil Feizi, Rosa Karlic, Ah-Ram Kim, Ashwinikumar Kulkarni, Daofeng Li, Rebecca Lowdon, GiNell Elliott, Tim R. Mercer, Shane J. Neph, Vitor Onuchic, Paz Polak, Nisha Rajagopal, Pradipta Ray, Richard C. Sallari, Kyle T. Siebenthall, Nicholas A. Sinnott-Armstrong, Michael Stevens, Robert E. Thurman, Jie Wu, Bo Zhang, Xin Zhou, Arthur E. Beaudet, Laurie A. Boyer, Philip L. De Jager, Peggy J. Farnham, Susan J. Fisher, David Haussler, Steven J. M. Jones, Wei Li, Marco A. Marra, Michael T. McManus, Shamil Sunyaev, James A. Thomson, Thea D. Tlsty, Li-Huei Tsai, Wei Wang, Robert A. Waterland, Michael Q. Zhang, Lisa H. Chadwick, Bradley E. Bernstein, Joseph F. Costello, Joseph R. Ecker, Martin Hirst, Alexander Meissner, Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Bing Ren, John A. Stamatoyannopoulos, Ting Wang, Manolis Kellis


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, the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Consortium generated the largest collection so far of human epigenomes for primary cells and tissues. Here we describe the integrative analysis of 111 reference human epigenomes generated as part of the programme, profiled for histone modification patterns, DNA accessibility, DNA methylation and RNA expression. We establish global maps of regulatory elements, define regulatory modules of coordinated activity, and their likely activators and repressors. We show that disease- and trait-associated genetic variants are enriched in tissue-specific epigenomic marks, revealing biologically relevant cell types for diverse human traits, and providing a resource for interpreting the molecular basis of human disease. Our results demonstrate the central role of epigenomic information for understanding gene regulation, cellular differentiation and human disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 62 2%
United Kingdom 21 <1%
Germany 19 <1%
Netherlands 13 <1%
Spain 11 <1%
Italy 9 <1%
Canada 9 <1%
Brazil 8 <1%
Japan 8 <1%
Other 52 2%
Unknown 2793 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 932 31%
Researcher 738 25%
Student > Master 285 9%
Student > Bachelor 219 7%
Unspecified 182 6%
Other 649 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1229 41%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 807 27%
Unspecified 285 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 253 8%
Computer Science 163 5%
Other 268 9%

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