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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.
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

Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice

Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice

Research sheds new light on key drivers of cancer metastasis

Research sheds new light on key drivers of cancer metastasis

Viral infection during pregnancy affects maternal care and can trigger depression in offspring

Viral infection during pregnancy affects maternal care and can trigger depression in offspring

Honeybee brain helps unravel mystery behind long-term memory formation

Honeybee brain helps unravel mystery behind long-term memory formation

PITX2 methylation biomarker shows promise for predicting prostate cancer recurrence risk

PITX2 methylation biomarker shows promise for predicting prostate cancer recurrence risk

Researchers uncover new prognostic marker and possible therapeutic target for Ewing's sarcoma

Researchers uncover new prognostic marker and possible therapeutic target for Ewing's sarcoma

Researchers identify simple, inexpensive tool for assessing prognosis of pediatric brain tumors

Researchers identify simple, inexpensive tool for assessing prognosis of pediatric brain tumors

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to type-2 diabetes

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to type-2 diabetes

UCLA research shows epigenetic clock predicts lifespan

UCLA research shows epigenetic clock predicts lifespan

DNA damage caused by smoking may last a lifetime

DNA damage caused by smoking may last a lifetime