A team of French researchers has developed an array for profiling DNA methylation in human repetitive DNA elements and has used the technology to determine the relationship between such methylation and the development and progression of cancer.

Research team member Beatrice Horard told BioArray News this week that she and colleague Eric Gilson developed the array, called RepArray, while they both worked in the Laboratory of the Molecular Biology of the Cell at Université Lyon. Gilson now heads a lab at Université Nice.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.

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