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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Children who are undernourished exhibit global changes in genomic methylation, according to a new study.

About a quarter of children worldwide have poor health due to nutrient insufficiency, and undernourishment causes about one-third of deaths among children under the age of five. Even among the children who survive, undernourishment leads to persistent health problems including stunting, vaccine failure, and cognitive impairments.

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This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.