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Response to Comments on “Drosophila Dosage Compensation Involves Enhanced Pol II Recruitment to Male X-Linked Promoters”

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Science  19 Apr 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6130, pp. 273
DOI: 10.1126/science.1232874


Ferrari et al. and Straub and Becker wrongly claim that an error in the computational analysis calls into question the conclusions of Conrad et al. All the available evidence, including the reanalyzed genomic data, show that the conclusions and the key message of the study remain unchanged: RNA polymerase II recruitment to male X-linked promoters is an important regulatory step during dosage compensation.

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