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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