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In a paper published online in advance in Genome Research this week, a team led by investigators at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine shows that "DNA-hypermethylation preferentially targets the subset of PcG genes that are developmental regulators, and this may contribute to the stem-like state of cancer." The team also says that "the capacity for global methylation profiling to cluster tumors by phenotype may have important implications for further refining tumor behavior pat

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Oil made from gene-edited soybeans is already in use, according to the Associated Press.

USA Today reports that Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with Sanford Health to provide veterans with genetic testing.

Mother Jones reports there are few regulations overseeing the use of genetic genealogy by law enforcement.

In Science this week: analysis of ancient DNA recovered from Iberian populations, and more.