A Spanish-led team takes a look at genome-wide DNA methylation patterns in multiple myeloma and in samples representing a pre-malignant condition that sometimes precedes it, known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). Using array-based methylome profiling, the researchers tested bone marrow plasma cells from 104 individuals with multiple myeloma and 16 individuals with MGUS.

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