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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.
First detailed study of the epigenetic landscape of human tumor organoids

First detailed study of the epigenetic landscape of human tumor organoids

Study reveals the effect of ancestry on molecular makeup of cancer

Study reveals the effect of ancestry on molecular makeup of cancer

Breakthrough study could revolutionize cancer treatment

Breakthrough study could revolutionize cancer treatment

New tool may offer a novel approach to prevent multiple chronic diseases

New tool may offer a novel approach to prevent multiple chronic diseases

Researchers identify a new risk factor for multiple neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers identify a new risk factor for multiple neurodegenerative diseases

Age-related DNA modifications linked with susceptibility to eye disease

Age-related DNA modifications linked with susceptibility to eye disease

NEI researchers link age-related DNA modifications to susceptibility to eye disease

NEI researchers link age-related DNA modifications to susceptibility to eye disease

Women born by cesarean have greater risk of obesity and diabetes

Women born by cesarean have greater risk of obesity and diabetes

Researchers elucidate new mechanism for controlling DNA methylation in cells

Researchers elucidate new mechanism for controlling DNA methylation in cells

Characterization of DNAm status of MMPs and TIMPs in atheromatous plaques

Characterization of DNAm status of MMPs and TIMPs in atheromatous plaques

Length of pregnancy related to chemical DNA changes in newborns

Length of pregnancy related to chemical DNA changes in newborns

Potential genetic test for earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis

Potential genetic test for earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis

New way to chart human genome with CRISPR/nanopore sequencing technique

New way to chart human genome with CRISPR/nanopore sequencing technique

Biological age metric can provide new opportunities for preventative healthcare

Biological age metric can provide new opportunities for preventative healthcare

Higher maternal blood pressure linked to placental gene modifications

Higher maternal blood pressure linked to placental gene modifications

UMass Amherst study aims to develop new test for BRCA-positive lactating moms

UMass Amherst study aims to develop new test for BRCA-positive lactating moms

3D structure of DNA is 'rewired' in hormone-resistant ER+ breast cancers

3D structure of DNA is 'rewired' in hormone-resistant ER+ breast cancers

'Methylation clock' gene found to have functional role in aging of the eye

'Methylation clock' gene found to have functional role in aging of the eye

Scientists identify molecules capable of inhibiting DNA methylation, effectively killing malaria parasites

Scientists identify molecules capable of inhibiting DNA methylation, effectively killing malaria parasites

Edematous severe acute malnutrition linked to DNA modification

Edematous severe acute malnutrition linked to DNA modification