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Technique reads hidden details in DNA

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Scientists have developed and tested a new way to precisely read the DNA alphabet, letter by letter.

Two modifications of cytosine, one of the four bases that make up DNA, look almost the same but mean different things. Until now, scientists lacked a way of detecting precisely where these modifications are found in particular tissues or cell types, say researchers at University of Chicago and Emory University.

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