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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 to focus on abnormal fetal growth and chronic kidney disease

Researchers to focus on abnormal fetal growth and chronic kidney disease

NIH to fund grants for epigenetic research

NIH to fund grants for epigenetic research

Genes that regulate the energy consumption of cells have a different structure and expression in diabetics

Genes that regulate the energy consumption of cells have a different structure and expression in diabetics

Research reveals the life-long detrimental impact of maternal smoking during pregnancy

Research reveals the life-long detrimental impact of maternal smoking during pregnancy

Epigenetic signature changes in low oxygen levels may contribute to prostate cancer development

Epigenetic signature changes in low oxygen levels may contribute to prostate cancer development

Gene expression patterns in cancer could aid early screening and prevention

Gene expression patterns in cancer could aid early screening and prevention

A quantum dot-based method for analysis of DNA methylation

A quantum dot-based method for analysis of DNA methylation

Epigenetic modulation at birth - altered DNA-methylation in white blood cells after Caesarean section

Epigenetic modulation at birth - altered DNA-methylation in white blood cells after Caesarean section

Discovery of candidate tumor suppressor gene and potential biomarker for colorectal cancer

Discovery of candidate tumor suppressor gene and potential biomarker for colorectal cancer

Genetic basis for environmental and occupational respiratory diseases

Genetic basis for environmental and occupational respiratory diseases

New early detection studies of lung cancer in non-smokers launched

New early detection studies of lung cancer in non-smokers launched

Breakthrough method for sequencing-based methylation profiling

Breakthrough method for sequencing-based methylation profiling

Hormone therapy may lower colorectal cancer risk in women

Hormone therapy may lower colorectal cancer risk in women

New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics

New nucleotide could revolutionize epigenetics

Colon cancer shuts down receptor that could shut it down

Colon cancer shuts down receptor that could shut it down

Molecule called miR-29b could be a potent treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

Molecule called miR-29b could be a potent treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

Perinatal environment influences aggression in children

Perinatal environment influences aggression in children

Could our mother's diet at time we are conceived set the course for our future health?

Could our mother's diet at time we are conceived set the course for our future health?

New technique to determine tumor methylation status

New technique to determine tumor methylation status