Chromatin physics: Replacing multiple, representation-centered descriptions at discrete scales by a continuous, function-dependent self-scaled model
Radiobiology and Oncology Group, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, B.P. 6, 92265, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
2 System Epigenomics Group, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques - Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires - CNRS/INSERM, 35 route de Chartres, 91440, Bures-sur-Yvette, France
Accepted: 3 January 2006
Published online: 22 February 2006
This commentary on the inspiring works and ideas by Langowski, Mangeol et al., Lee et al., Bundschuh and Gerland, Schiessel, Vaillant et al., Lesne and Victor, Claudet and Bednar, Fuks, Allemand et al., and Blossey, all appearing in this issue (Eur. Phys. J. E 19 (2006)), expresses our felt need of novel approaches to chromatin modeling.
PACS: 87.15.Aa Theory and modeling; computer simulation – / 87.16.-b Subcellular structure and processes – / 87.16.Sr Chromosomes, histones –
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