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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.
The unexpected connection of two gene regulation mechanisms points to new ways for the fight against leukemia

The unexpected connection of two gene regulation mechanisms points to new ways for the fight against leukemia

Reprogrammed fibroblasts resemble embryonic stem cells

Reprogrammed fibroblasts resemble embryonic stem cells

Discovery of inherited gene mutation for leukemia

Discovery of inherited gene mutation for leukemia

Moderate coffee drinking reduces many risks

Moderate coffee drinking reduces many risks

New understanding of how histone and DNA methylation communicate

New understanding of how histone and DNA methylation communicate

Epigenetic factors that increase breast cancer risk

Epigenetic factors that increase breast cancer risk

New diagnostic technologies to predict and monitor cancer risks

New diagnostic technologies to predict and monitor cancer risks

Lack of Olig1 protein in lung tumors may increase risk of death

Lack of Olig1 protein in lung tumors may increase risk of death

DNA methylation and breast cancer

DNA methylation and breast cancer

DNA of human embryonic stem cells is chemically modified in a characteristic, predictable pattern

DNA of human embryonic stem cells is chemically modified in a characteristic, predictable pattern

Dietary folate intake may decrease risk of bladder cancer

Dietary folate intake may decrease risk of bladder cancer

Gene silencing protein discovered

Gene silencing protein discovered

Cancer found grow by switching off DNA - may lead to new generation treatments

Cancer found grow by switching off DNA - may lead to new generation treatments

Active ingredient in soy may explain why Asians have lower rates of obesity and cancer

Active ingredient in soy may explain why Asians have lower rates of obesity and cancer

Researchers identify the role of a protein in hemoglobin gene silencing

Researchers identify the role of a protein in hemoglobin gene silencing

Researchers narrow search for effective prostate cancer biomarkers

Researchers narrow search for effective prostate cancer biomarkers

TCF21 gene shown to be a tumor suppressor

TCF21 gene shown to be a tumor suppressor

Stem cells appear to play a role in repairing organs

Stem cells appear to play a role in repairing organs

Gene found only in men is altered by a chemical process, which is in turn linked to aggressive forms of melanoma

Gene found only in men is altered by a chemical process, which is in turn linked to aggressive forms of melanoma

Change in gene may be underlying molecular defect in some colorectal cancers

Change in gene may be underlying molecular defect in some colorectal cancers