The researchers have filed for a patent on the method and aim to use it in oncology and early cancer detection applications.
Researchers saw an over-representation of CpG methylation shifts in 11 obesity-related genes in more than 260 adolescents from a Pennsylvania cohort.
Investigators found methylation models in conserved ribosomal DNA from mice also showed promise as age predictors in canine and human samples.
Following promising data from its Circulating Cell-free Genome Atlas study, the firm decided to pivot its breast cancer trial to support its multi-cancer test.
Using archived tumor samples from individuals with glioblastoma, researchers saw methylation variability at progression, along with potential prognostic hints.
A group led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital integrated transcriptomic, epigenomic, proteomic, and phoshoproteomic data.
In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more
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.
Though there are few direct hints at how the company plans to translate its findings to a clinical test, its early data has captured the attention of the cancer community.
In Genome Research this week, mismatch repair deficiency in C. elegans, retracing transcriptions start site evolution in the human genome, and more.
Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.
In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.