In the ever-evolving field of functional genomics, CRISPR-based screening technologies have become pivotal tools for elucidating gene function across various cell types. A recent study by Gilan and colleagues advances this technological frontier by introducing CRISPR-ChIP, a platform designed to investigate the complex dynamics of epigenetic regulation of chromatin. In proof-of-concept experiments, the authors demonstrate the potential of this tool to identify key molecular regulators of two major histone modifications associated with active transcription, H3 lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) and H3 lysine 79 dimethylation (H3K79me2). They further unveiled a previously unknown functional partitioning of the H3K79-specific methyltransferase DOT1L into an oncogenic complex with MLL-AF9 and a native complex with MLLT10, which cooperatively regulate Mixed Lineage Leukemia fusion protein (MLL-FP) target gene expression. This novel epigenomic approach integrates high-throughput CRISPR screening with ChIP-based direct readout of chromatin modifications in situ, offering a powerful tool to investigate the epigenetic regulatory layers across a diverse spectrum of biological processes and disease states.