The computational method, called DeepCpG, is designed to tease out missing epigenetic marks and related DNA motifs in single-cell DNA methylation data.
The University of California, Los Angeles-led team said the approach outperformed two established classification methods.
MethylCap-seq data for dozens of primary endometrioid endometrial cancers led to a 13-region methylation signature linked to broader tumor genome features.
Researchers showed in a new study that patterns of methylation co-occuring at different sites could help distinguish cancer DNA in the blood, and mark its original source in body.
Two research groups reported on statistical methods for uncovering methylated cytosine and/or adenine bases using electrical current cues from Oxford Nanopore sequencers.
An epigenetic analysis showed that the tumors all shared a certain DNA methylation signature, but that methylation patterns varied between samples.
In Genome Biology this week: epigenetic differences in CML cells, predicting aggressive prostate cancer, and more.
The qPCR-based test was shown to differentiate cancerous and non-cancerous tissue and predict biochemical recurrence, and can be used on small, degraded samples.
In PNAS this week: transcriptional control enables malaria parasite to get around disease control efforts, DNA methylation patterns in the Norway spruce, and more.
Dartmouth researchers characterized 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine marks in more than two dozen glioblastoma samples.
Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.
Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.
In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.
Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.