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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team from Spain and the US has used a combination of whole-genome bisulfite sequencing and array-based analyses to begin characterizing epigenetic patterns in healthy populations of white blood cells known as B cells and in B cells affected by chronic lymphocytic leu

This article has been updated with a comment from one of the study authors and additional information on TCGA data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oxford Gene Technology today announced it has been awarded two grants totaling €3 million ($3.6 million) to provide genomic analysis and commercialization services for two international studies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators from Sichuan Agricultural University and BGI-Shenzhen has developed a DNA methylation atlas of pig fat and muscle tissues that is expected to aid studies into the epigenetics of obesity and related conditions.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Orion Genomics today said that it has licensed to Qiagen non-exclusive rights to its MethylScreen technology for epigenetics research.

Starting from microarray methylation analyses on almost three-dozen identical twin pairs, researchers have developed a methylation-based model for predicting age to within about five years using DNA from spit samples.

By comparing DNA methylation patterns in the genomes of non-smokers, past smokers, and current smokers, German researchers have tracked down a blood coagulation gene that's differentially methylated depending on smoking behavior.

While the firms' platforms are different, each company believes its can offer customers a more comprehensive approach to methylation analysis than has existed in the past.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.