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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.
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

B-cell clones as early markers for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

B-cell clones as early markers for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Camouflaging of viral DNA could be crucial step in progression of cancers

Camouflaging of viral DNA could be crucial step in progression of cancers

Gene switch sites found mainly on 'shores,' not just 'islands' of the human genome

Gene switch sites found mainly on 'shores,' not just 'islands' of the human genome

New understanding of mechanism that regulates DNA methylation

New understanding of mechanism that regulates DNA methylation

Breakthrough in understanding the phenomenon of nucleolar dominance

Breakthrough in understanding the phenomenon of nucleolar dominance

Chromatin packaging helps decipher how cancer develops

Chromatin packaging helps decipher how cancer develops

Why only some former smokers develop lung cancer

Why only some former smokers develop lung cancer

New gene-silencing pathway found in plants

New gene-silencing pathway found in plants