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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.
Parents' behavior can have substantial impact on developing oxytocin systems in babies

Parents' behavior can have substantial impact on developing oxytocin systems in babies

Measuring development in young children: the DNA clock

Measuring development in young children: the DNA clock

Epigenetic changes can lead to development of GISTs, other cancers

Epigenetic changes can lead to development of GISTs, other cancers

New molecular "clock" could help monitor life-altering development disorders in children

New molecular "clock" could help monitor life-altering development disorders in children

Researchers reveal mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation in cancer

Researchers reveal mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation in cancer

Finnish study offers new information about molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

Finnish study offers new information about molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

Combination of two drugs disrupts cancer cells' ability to survive DNA damage, study finds

Combination of two drugs disrupts cancer cells' ability to survive DNA damage, study finds

Men should stay alcohol-free for at least six months before conception

Men should stay alcohol-free for at least six months before conception

Researchers elucidate enzymes that control long-term memory, learning process in the brain

Researchers elucidate enzymes that control long-term memory, learning process in the brain

PWSA (USA) announces support for H.R.4144 - Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey Act of 2019

PWSA (USA) announces support for H.R.4144 - Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey Act of 2019

Love hormone oxytocin linked to hypersexuality

Love hormone oxytocin linked to hypersexuality

Study uncovers epigenetic origins for hypersexual disorder

Study uncovers epigenetic origins for hypersexual disorder

Study reveals possible role of hormone oxytocin in hypersexual disorder

Study reveals possible role of hormone oxytocin in hypersexual disorder

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