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Epigenomics GMBH

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Executive Summary

Epigenomics is developing diagnostics based on individuals' genetic profiles. Its core technology is based on measurements of DNA methylation: the company believes methyl groups, which stick up like flags from stretches of DNA, may indicate the absence or presence of disease.

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