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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.
Artificial intelligence helps improve diagnosis of head and neck cancers

Artificial intelligence helps improve diagnosis of head and neck cancers

Salk researchers develop method to reveal epigenetic features of brain cells

Salk researchers develop method to reveal epigenetic features of brain cells

DNA methylation closely linked to telomere length

DNA methylation closely linked to telomere length

Cannabis use may alter gene linked to autism in male sperm

Cannabis use may alter gene linked to autism in male sperm

Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance

Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance

DNA methylation may influence the effects of aspirin in patients with breast cancer

DNA methylation may influence the effects of aspirin in patients with breast cancer

Fraunhofer scientists develop method for measuring a person’s biological age

Fraunhofer scientists develop method for measuring a person’s biological age

Single test can predict progression of untreated precancerous cervical disease

Single test can predict progression of untreated precancerous cervical disease

Study provides new insight into how changes in DNA methylation contribute to diseases

Study provides new insight into how changes in DNA methylation contribute to diseases

Ancient epigenetic change deactivates some genes linked to cancer

Ancient epigenetic change deactivates some genes linked to cancer

Sleep-disordered breathing severity associated with epigenetic age acceleration

Sleep-disordered breathing severity associated with epigenetic age acceleration

Prenatal exposure to paternal tobacco smoking linked to high asthma risk

Prenatal exposure to paternal tobacco smoking linked to high asthma risk

Study explores associations between daytime sleepiness and epigenetic modifications

Study explores associations between daytime sleepiness and epigenetic modifications

Children under 3 years old are most vulnerable to the effects of adversity, study finds

Children under 3 years old are most vulnerable to the effects of adversity, study finds

Prenatal stress may be involved in shaping psychiatric resilience later in life

Prenatal stress may be involved in shaping psychiatric resilience later in life

Cannabis, Alcohol and the Epigenome

Cannabis, Alcohol and the Epigenome

New review highlights how lifestyle affects our genes

New review highlights how lifestyle affects our genes

Restoring function of 'misregulated' cancer-fighting genes

Restoring function of 'misregulated' cancer-fighting genes

Johns Hopkins scientists design new cell model of aging-associated colon cancer risk

Johns Hopkins scientists design new cell model of aging-associated colon cancer risk

Study relates DNA methylation levels to obesity

Study relates DNA methylation levels to obesity