methylation analysis Thyroid Size, Function in Children Linked to Nutrition-Related DNA Methylation Mark A trial in Gambia suggests PAX8 gene methylation in 2-year-olds corresponds to thyroid volume, hormone production, and physical features later in childhood. Cambridge Epigenetix Raises $88M in Series D Funding Round The firm will use the proceeds to commercialize its genomic and epigenomic sequencing technology, which it expects to sell early next year. Identical Twins Carry Lifelong Epigenetic Signature Reflecting Early Genomic Events The signature encompasses 800 sites and hints at how monozygotic twins might develop, though the researchers say more functional studies are needed. Alzheimer's Disease Meta-Analysis Identifies Novel Differentially Methylated Loci Combined data from six Alzheimer's studies identified differential DNA methylation in different brain regions and across the cortex. New Liquid Biopsy Data at ASCO Highlights Commercial Push Into Early Cancer Detection Cancer diagnostic firms showcased their discoveries as they flesh out their DNA methylation- and fragmentation-based platforms using circulating tumor DNA. Apr 30, 2021 GWAS-Methylation Integration Could Help Identify Drug Repurposing Candidates for MS Premium Apr 20, 2021 Nanopore Sequencing Firm Armonica Technologies Progresses Towards Single-Base Detection Premium Apr 8, 2021 Armed With $55M in New Funding, Nucleix to Further Invest in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Dx Premium Apr 7, 2021 Nucleix Raises $55M in Financing Round Apr 1, 2021 Blood Methylation Analysis, Artificial Intelligence May Detect Alzheimer's Disease Early Mar 25, 2021 Genetron Health Updates Data from Prospective Liquid Biopsy Liver Cancer Screening Study Premium Mar 1, 2021 Host DNA Methylation Signatures May Predict Likelihood of Persistent, Resolving MRSA Infections Nov 19, 2020 Exceptional Responders Cancer Study Points to Possible Treatment Targets Premium Nov 2, 2020 Researchers Turn Methylated DNA Profiling Method Towards Prenatal Testing Applications Premium Oct 27, 2020 Exact Sciences Aiming to Make Pan-Cancer Blood Screening Part of Standard Medical Care Premium Oct 27, 2020 Exact Sciences to Acquire Thrive Earlier Detection for up to $2.15B; Q3 Revenues Spike 87 Percent Oct 6, 2020 Pediatric Cancer Program Uses Comprehensive Molecular Profiling to Match Patients to Therapies Sep 24, 2020 Exact Sciences Stock Soars on New Data Around Pan-Cancer Liquid Biopsy Test Sep 21, 2020 JP Morgan Downgrades Illumina to Neutral on Grail Deal Sep 21, 2020 Illumina to Acquire Grail for $8B in Cash and Stock Sep 16, 2020 Epigenetic Markers Predict Type 2 Diabetes Patients Who Respond to, Tolerate Metformin Sep 15, 2020 Rare Epigenetic Variation May Contribute to Genetic Disease, Large-Scale Study Finds Sep 10, 2020 Longitudinal Irritable Bowel Syndrome Omics Study Points to Possible Treatment Target Aug 28, 2020 Tumor Immune Microenvironment Profiling Could Guide Therapy in Pediatric Brain Cancer Aug 26, 2020 'Jaggedness' of Cell-Free DNA Ends Correlates With Fetal, Tumor Origin, Study Finds Premium Load More Breaking News Myasthenia Gravis Study Identifies Genetic Risk Loci Affecting Acetylcholine Receptor Mammoth Biosciences High-Throughput CRISPR-Based COVID Test Gets FDA EUA Illumina, National Cancer Center Japan Collaborate on Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Fluidigm Obtains $250M Investment, Changing Name to Standard BioTools SeqOne Genomics Closes €20M Series A Financing NeoGenomics Partners With Biomarker Collaborative to Provide Lung Cancer Resources The Scan For STEM Students to Stay New policy changes will make it easier for international STEM students to stay in the US after graduation, the Wall Street Journal reports. To Inform or Not, To Know or Not The New York Times writes that some genetic biobanks may re-contact donors if they spot something troublesome, but it notes that not all donors want that information. Rapid Test Studies Researchers are examining why rapid tests may be less effective at detecting the Omicron variant and how to improve them, NPR says. PLOS Papers on SARS-CoV-2 Diversity in Delaware, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Adiposity GWAS In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 isolates from Delaware, gene expression and protein-protein interaction patterns in metastatic breast cancer, and more.