News & Opinion Blood Spots Are Epigenetic Time Capsules

Blood samples spotted onto Guthrie cards at birth could prove a valuable source of genomic DNA for epigenetic studies. They could potentially allow scientists to peer into the history of a patient’s epigenome and reveal which epigenetic patterns helped cause disease, and which resulted from disease, researchers at the University of London report in tomorrow’s (August 23) online issue of Genome Research.

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