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With Pacific Biosciences sequencing, researchers found DNA N6-methyladenine modifications in the human genome and noted a role for it in tumorigenesis.

In an epigenome-wide association study of depression, the researchers tied DNA methylation to disease symptoms and suggested a role for axon guidance disruption.

Patients whose tumors had methylated MGMT promoters were more likely to survive than those that did not after combination treatment with radiotherapy and temozolomide.

A large meta-analysis and functional genomic assessment of a risky HLA haplotype uncovered hypomethylation that alters immune-related expression at the locus.

Researchers examined DNA methylation and chromatin accessibility in preimplantation embryos using single-cell chromatin overall omic-scale landscape sequencing.

The team demonstrated that the approach can yield high sensitivity while maintaining near-perfect specificity, but it must now replicate the early results in a much larger study.

The American Cancer Society today lowered the recommended age for screening patients at average risk for the disease to 45 from 50 years old.

Researchers found that individuals with unexplained neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital anomalies had an enrichment of de novo epivariations.

With genome-wide association study data, researchers saw enrichment for schizophrenia-linked SNPs in human-specific differentially methylated regions.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.