Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nanopores could map small changes in DNA that signal big shifts in cancer

04/19/2017 06:19 PM EDT

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Detecting cancer early, just as changes are beginning in DNA, could enhance diagnosis and treatment as well as further our understanding of the disease. A new study by University of Illinois researchers describes a method to detect, count and map tiny additions to DNA called methylations, which can be a warning sign of cancer, with unprecedented resolution.

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