Open Chromatin Profiling in hiPSC-Derived Neurons Prioritizes Functional Noncoding Psychiatric Risk Variants and Highlights Neurodevelopmental Loci

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Forrest et al. outline an approach for prioritizing noncoding GWAS risk variants using open chromatin analysis in differentiating hiPSCs. They further show that CRISPR/Cas9 editing of prioritized schizophrenia risk SNPs near MIR137 alters gene expression, open chromatin, and neurodevelopment in hiPSC-derived neurons.

from Cell Stem Cell http://ift.tt/2vSzIay
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN

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