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Epigenetics Research

News on epigenetic profiling, DNA methylation, histone modifications, epigenetic disorders in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The firm is part of a research consortium that is led by Mount Sinai and includes Fluidigm to develop a device to detect epigenetic signatures of WMD exposure.

The new grant will be used to conduct whole-exome sequencing on 1,000 children participating in an autism spectrum disorder study for the purposes of biomarker development.

The firm's EpiSwitch test for blood-based diagnosis of prostate cancer will be evaluated as part of the ongoing PROSTAGRAM trial.

The PCR-based methylation assay is intended to help predict the response of certain high-risk breast cancer patients to anthracycline-based chemotherapy.

In the long run, genome-wide DNA methylation profiling could be useful in diagnosing constitutional disorders as well as cancer.