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Myogenesis In The Genomics Era.
Published 2015 · Biology, Medicine
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Skeletal myogenesis is the process of formation of the muscles that enable movement and breathing. Muscles form after the fate determination and differentiation of precursor cells. Being an extraordinarily complex process, myogenesis is regulated at multiple levels, and transcriptional regulation naturally plays a big part in the making of muscle. A significant part of what we know today of the transcriptional regulatory networks overseeing myogenesis comes from large-scale functional genomics studies. The objective of this review is to provide an overview of the various genomics techniques that have been employed over the years to understand myogenic regulation, to give a sense of the degree of understanding they have provided us up to now, and to highlight the next challenges to be overcome.
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