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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.
Researchers investigate genetic mutations in sperm cells to help prevent birth defects

Researchers investigate genetic mutations in sperm cells to help prevent birth defects

Gestational exposure to diesel exhaust could increase susceptibility to adult heart failure

Gestational exposure to diesel exhaust could increase susceptibility to adult heart failure

Epigenetic dysregulation with age in normal breast tissue may contribute to cancer risk

Epigenetic dysregulation with age in normal breast tissue may contribute to cancer risk

Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Scientists develop new method to accurately determine functional age of cells

Scientists develop new method to accurately determine functional age of cells

Research underscores how environments during infancy can cause inflammation in adulthood

Research underscores how environments during infancy can cause inflammation in adulthood

Discovery of T cell exhaustion offers new pathway to more powerful immunotherapies

Discovery of T cell exhaustion offers new pathway to more powerful immunotherapies

DNA methylation can provide effective markers for major cancers, study reveals

DNA methylation can provide effective markers for major cancers, study reveals

Study suggests promising therapeutic strategy for childhood brain tumor

Study suggests promising therapeutic strategy for childhood brain tumor

New study establishes link between prenatal stress and onset of eating disorders

New study establishes link between prenatal stress and onset of eating disorders

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