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Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In cancer cells, all sorts of functions go awry. In addition to genetic changes, many times there are also epigenetic changes.

Using array and sequencing approaches, an international research team has garnered evidence suggesting DNA methylation differences are a factor in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.