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In brief: In Drosophila neuroblasts, relocation of the hunchback gene locus to the nuclear lamina confers heritable silencing in daughter neurons. Lucas et al. identify a genomic element necessary and sufficient for hunchback gene movement in vivo. Polycomb proteins target this element for lamina relocation, thereby regulating competence, but not hunchback expression. 

Neuroblast ParBParS