NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from University College London reported in Genome Medicine this week that a DNA methylation signature they've uncovered could predict the risk of a woman developing breast cancer.

Although they developed the signature by examining the blood of women who are BRCA1 carriers, it appeared to also be able to predict risk of non-hereditary breast cancer.

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