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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.
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

Poverty can become embedded across wide swaths of the genome, study finds

Poverty can become embedded across wide swaths of the genome, study finds

Research leads to innovative method of diagnosing rare hereditary diseases

Research leads to innovative method of diagnosing rare hereditary diseases

Researchers find little evidence for connection between Chinese Famine and T2DM epidemic

Researchers find little evidence for connection between Chinese Famine and T2DM epidemic

Ludwig scientists to share advances in cancer research at AACR Annual Meeting 2019

Ludwig scientists to share advances in cancer research at AACR Annual Meeting 2019

UCD researchers lead development of new urine test to detect prostate cancer

UCD researchers lead development of new urine test to detect prostate cancer

A molecular epigenetic marker can predict survival of children with leukemia

A molecular epigenetic marker can predict survival of children with leukemia

Older biologic age associated with increased risk of developing breast cancer

Older biologic age associated with increased risk of developing breast cancer

Microbiologists identify enzyme that makes Helicobacter so adaptable

Microbiologists identify enzyme that makes Helicobacter so adaptable