In an epigenome-wide association study, researchers uncovered more than 1,000 sex-related differentially methylated positions among chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients.
A multi-omic analysis implicated a handful of transcription factors, along with genes and regulatory RNAs down- and upstream of them, in metastatic colorectal cancer.
In a set of new studies, members of an international team mapped gene variation, expression, and regulatory interactions in developing and adult human brains.
Researchers identified germline and somatic changes that marked low-grade and high-grade cases in adults and children with a condition called neurofibromatosis 1.
The researchers found that both a SNP and prenatal factors like maternal age influence imprinting at the nc886 gene.
Led by investigators at the University of Trento in Italy, the team received a five-year, £5 million ($6.4 million) award recently to advance its work.
With a DNA methylation atlas and deconvolution algorithm, researchers are attempting to trace cfDNA back to tissue sources in healthy or ill individuals.
Using DNA sequence, gene expression, methylation, and drug response data, researchers saw alterations linked to ovarian cancer subtypes and drug responses.
Investigators shared data at an oncology meeting last week, showing that the test has high sensitivity and specificity in a blinded case-control cohort that included early-stage tumors.
The approach, called cfMeDIP-seq, could distinguish early-stage pancreatic cancer from healthy controls and differentiate several types of cancer.
In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.
The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.
People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.
MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.