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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