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DNA methylation is a type of chemical modification of DNA that can be inherited and subsequently removed without changing the original DNA sequence. As such, it is part of the epigenetic code and is also the most well characterized epigenetic mechanism.
BWH researchers develop ‘age-predicting clock’ for studying how to extend lifespan

BWH researchers develop ‘age-predicting clock’ for studying how to extend lifespan

Paternal diet affects cognitive skills of offspring, mice study shows

Paternal diet affects cognitive skills of offspring, mice study shows

Scientists uncover how tumor cells can switch disguises to spread easily around the body

Scientists uncover how tumor cells can switch disguises to spread easily around the body

High concentrations of stress hormone affect DNA processes and mental health

High concentrations of stress hormone affect DNA processes and mental health

Researchers uncover gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility

Researchers uncover gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility

Methylation status of ten positions in genome correlates with all-cause mortality

Methylation status of ten positions in genome correlates with all-cause mortality

First physiological test opens door to early diagnosis of autism

First physiological test opens door to early diagnosis of autism

Factors contributing to childhood adiposity begin before birth, study shows

Factors contributing to childhood adiposity begin before birth, study shows

Computational software that evaluates DNA samples may help in diagnosis, treatment of cancer

Computational software that evaluates DNA samples may help in diagnosis, treatment of cancer

Lack of methyl groups in gene body may lead to emergence of cancer

Lack of methyl groups in gene body may lead to emergence of cancer

Epigenetic changes that affect formation of new muscle cells may be contributing factor to obesity

Epigenetic changes that affect formation of new muscle cells may be contributing factor to obesity

Children of parents affected with C9orf72 mutations more likely to have FTD and ALS at younger age

Children of parents affected with C9orf72 mutations more likely to have FTD and ALS at younger age

TSRI study offers first look at early stages of brain development in patients with Fragile X syndrome

TSRI study offers first look at early stages of brain development in patients with Fragile X syndrome

JAX researchers unravel mechanism that enables cancer cells to survive and divide

JAX researchers unravel mechanism that enables cancer cells to survive and divide

Research provides new insights into epigenetic heterogeneity of Ewing sarcoma

Research provides new insights into epigenetic heterogeneity of Ewing sarcoma

Lund researchers map entire methylome in insulin-producing pancreatic islets

Lund researchers map entire methylome in insulin-producing pancreatic islets

Prenatal infection-induced epigenetic modifications may alter brain development in offspring

Prenatal infection-induced epigenetic modifications may alter brain development in offspring

New research provides insight into how estrogen modulates fear learning

New research provides insight into how estrogen modulates fear learning

Study finds link between obesity-related disease and epigenetic modifications

Study finds link between obesity-related disease and epigenetic modifications

Researchers identify new subgroup of cervical cancers with different genetic features

Researchers identify new subgroup of cervical cancers with different genetic features