This article was originally published May 17.

Startup firm Cambridge Epigenetix plans to commercialize an epigenetic sequencing technique, with the launch of its first product — called TrueMethyl — expected in August.

The company is a spinout from Shankar Balasubramanian's laboratory at the University of Cambridge. The TrueMethyl kit it is developing utilizes a targeted sequencing approach for quantifying two epigenetic modifications: 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine.

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