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A study published in PNAS yesterday details a "unique" method for mapping DNA methylation changes across different cancer types. Researchers at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research measured quantitative methylation patterns in a set of about 400 candidate genes across 59 cancer cell lines and found that 78 of them are epigenetically changed, 35 are changed in only one tumor type, and seven are changed in more than one type of cancer.

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A group of statisticians wants to eliminate researchers' reliance on 'statistical significance,' according to NPR.

Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.