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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have uncovered variability in DNA methylation in pairs of identical twins discordant for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting epigenetic variability may be a key factor in autoimmune conditions.

RA causes joint pain and swelling, and affects some 1.3 million adults, according to the US National Institutes of Health. The autoimmune condition is thought to be influenced by environmental exposures.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

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In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.

Aug
22
Sponsored by
BC Platforms

This webinar will discuss how the Estonian Biobank, a cohort of more than 165,000 participants, is addressing industry challenges with data management and collaboration in the transition to precision medicine.

Oct
23
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries. 

Oct
24
Sponsored by
Sunquest

This webinar will tell the story of Versiti’s journey in transforming genetic testing from a manual to a digitized process. It will include detail on how the organization succeeded, pain points along the way, a novel approach to variant assessment, and future plans for the program.