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NEW YORK – Researchers have found a way to gauge how long-lived an animal species is based on the density of methylation at particular genomic sites.

Aging is associated with epigenetic changes, and a person's age can be estimated using an epigenetic clock. A team of Australian researchers sought to examine whether other species' lifespans can similarly be gleaned from epigenetic patterns.

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Nature News reports the US National Institutes of Health is investing in studies of the long-term effects of COVID-19.

The National Health Service is to offer Novartis's Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy later this year, according to the Guardian.

Taiwan is to launch a pilot program offering genetic testing to cancer patients, the Taipei Times reports.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to protection against tuberculosis, identification of loci associated with increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract, and more.

Mar
11
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Foundation Medicine

In this session, the third in the Precision Oncology News Virtual Molecular Tumor Board Series, our expert panelists will review patient cases in which genomic profiling has identified gene fusions that may or may not serve as druggable targets.

Apr
20
Sponsored by
Olink

This webinar will discuss a study that sought to identify early biomarkers for cancer by analyzing pre-diagnosis samples from seemingly healthy individuals who were later diagnosed with cancer.