Deciphering Epigenetic Cytosine Modifications by Direct Molecular Recognition

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KUBIK, Grzegorz, Daniel SUMMERER, 2015. Deciphering Epigenetic Cytosine Modifications by Direct Molecular Recognition. In: ACS Chemical Biology. 10(7), pp. 1580-1589. ISSN 1554-8929. eISSN 1554-8937

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