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19 Feb 15




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“El Mundo” has produced an article to mark the publication of 24 papers on epigenetics in journals belonging to the Nature group. These papers are the result of the endeavours of hundreds of scientists participating in the Epigenomics Mapping Programme, launched by the USA National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2008, and its European equivalent project, called Blueprint Epigenome. The article includes statements by Ferran Azorín, group leader of the Chromatin Structure and Function Laboratory at IRB Barcelona and CSIC research professor.

About IRB Barcelona

Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).