Brona McVittie reports :: June 2006

Now that the Human Genome Project has been completed, scientists are trying to make sense of the huge wealth of data collected. In addition to the raw sequence data, recent attention has been focussed on DNA methylation patterns, which are implicated in some cancers. The Human Epigenome Project aims to describe the patterns that tiny methyl markers make across the genome. They have now completed maps for three human chromosomes, 6, 20 and 22.

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