What if I told you there may be a new way of determining whether non-cancerous cells have the potential to form malignancies. If this were possible, it may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment. The method may sound like a way to see into the future, but it is not fictitious.
Over the last decade scientists have uncovered new evidence in the field of DNA methylation due to advances in technology. DNA methylation is the covalent addition of a methyl group (CH3) at position 5 of the nucleotide base cytosine (see picture below).