Mechanisms controlling skin heterogeneity are poorly understood. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Liang et al. show that in chicken, the difference in β-keratin genes expressed in feathered and scaly skin is regulated via typical enhancers, while differential expression within individual feathers correlates with chromatin looping within the gene cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Issue number5
StatePublished - 8 Jun 2020


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