Epigenomics will soon begin selling a kit to US-based research labs that will enable them to interpret DNA methylation states in a variety of cancers, a company official told SNPtech Reporter this week.

The German tool shop hopes the offering will help validate its methylation technology as an effective platform not only as a key component in molecular diagnostics — thanks to a recent deal with Roche Diagnostics — but also as a staple among researchers comparing diseased tissue against normal tissue.

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