Markowitz, Vogelstein Lead Development of Novel Detection Technique | GenomeWeb

In work appearing in August in Nature Biotechnology, a group of researchers developed a novel, highly sensitive technique to detect methylated DNA. Because methylation signatures change in cancer, they hope it will be useful for early detection of colon and other tumors. A simple, inexpensive, noninvasive test that could be used instead of a colonoscopy — this test isn't fail-proof — is key to saving lives.

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