A noninvasive method for whole-genome skin methylome profiling

Banila, C et. al., British Journal of Dermatology; September 02, 2023

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Ageing, disease and malignant transformation of the skin are associated with changes in DNA methylation. So far, mostly invasive methodologies such as biopsies have been applied in collecting DNA methylation signatures. Tape stripping offers a noninvasive option for skin diagnostics. It enables the easy but robust capture of biologic material in large numbers of participants without the need for specialized medical personnel.

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