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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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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.