Congrats to Magda Price (PhD student) on her paper accepted to Epigenetics:
Price EM, Cotton AM, Peñaherrera MS, McFadden DE, Kobor MS, Robinson WP. Different measures of “genome-wide” DNA methylation exhibit unique properties in placental and somatic tissues.
Magda compared various approaches used in the literature as “genome-wide” methylation, and concluded that “L1, Alu and CpG island DNA methylation are distinct measures of dispersed DNA methylation and one should not be used in lieu of another. Analysis of DNA methylation data is complex and assays may be influenced by environment and pathology in different or complementary ways.”