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Epigenomics of Berlin has received US Patent No. 7,932,027, "Method for determining the methylation pattern of a polynucleic acid." According to the patent, a solution containing a mixture of fragments of a polynucleic acid is first prepared. Then the solution is coupled with a detectable substance and contacted with a DNA microarray containing different immobilized oligonucleotides, each comprising one methylation site, under conditions affording hybridization.

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In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.

A cancer researcher retracts 19 articles from one journal for image manipulation, according to Retraction Watch.

Precision medicine has to consider context in addition to genetic mutations in cancer treatment, Medscape reports.

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.