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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.
Sperm epigenetics and fertility

Sperm epigenetics and fertility

Children's bone health could be determined before birth, study shows

Children's bone health could be determined before birth, study shows

Genetic study outlines path to personalize breast cancer risk assessment and treatment

Genetic study outlines path to personalize breast cancer risk assessment and treatment

Phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of allergies among children

Phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of allergies among children

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

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