Researchers Use Blood Test to Identify DNA Changes, Improve Diagnosis in IBD Patients

Researchers Use Blood Test to Identify DNA Changes, Improve Diagnosis in IBD Patients
Using a simple blood test from patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), a team of international researchers were able to identify specific chemical changes in the DNA that could improve the disease diagnosis. The study, “Integrative epigenome-wide analysis demonstrates that DNA methylation may mediate genetic risk in inflammatory bowel disease,” was published in the journal Nature Communications. The

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