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Epigenetics Research

News on epigenetic profiling, DNA methylation, histone modifications, epigenetic disorders in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

Dogs age more rapidly in their early years but then age more slowly later on, a DNA methylome analysis found, changing how dogs' ages are translated to human ages.

The Oxford, UK-based firm announced the closure of a seed financing round this week as well as plans to develop a methylation-based blood test for early-stage cancer detection. 

The partners aim to develop unbiased omics-based methods for identifying cases of PTSD, which may increase in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The partners aim to identify signatures to predict the severity of disease in those infected and determine how patients will respond to therapies.

The researchers said a functional investigation of the virus' unknown transcripts and RNA modifications will elucidate its life cycle and pathogenicity.

The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.

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