NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An Australian research team has proposed that methylation landscape shifts, and corresponding physical and chemical changes to DNA, may serve as the basis for an assay for multiple cancer types.

"Virtually every piece of cancerous DNA we examined had this highly predictable pattern," corresponding author Matt Trau, a researcher with the University of Queensland's Center for Personalized Nanomedicine, said in a statement, calling it a "starting discovery."

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In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.

Feb
26
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease. 

Mar
13
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will discuss development and validation of an assay for detection of microsatellite instability (MSI) based on a novel set of biomarkers.

Mar
21
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar provides a comparison of next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches for human transcriptome sequencing, including short-read Illumina sequencing and synthetic long-read sequencing technology.

Mar
27
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

Sequencing workflows require library quantification and normalization to ensure data quality and reduce cost.