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Tue, Feb 03

Australian scientists crack the ‘methylome’ for an aggressive type of breast cancer

Decoding the letters of the human genome revolutionised scientists’ understanding of the role of genetic mutations in many diseases, including about one in every five cancers.

Now a team of Australian scientists have gone a step further, inventing a way to decipher another layer of information that garnishes genes, called methyl groups, which may explain the cause of many more cancers.

Get full coverage from the Sydney Morning Herald here.