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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.
CSIRO researchers find simple way to estimate lifespan of animals

CSIRO researchers find simple way to estimate lifespan of animals

Research suggests new strategies for developing psoriasis therapies

Research suggests new strategies for developing psoriasis therapies

Epigenomic techniques used to fight disease

Epigenomic techniques used to fight disease

Baylor researchers report creation of an 'epigenetic couch potato' mouse

Baylor researchers report creation of an 'epigenetic couch potato' mouse

Fertility treatments cause epigenetic changes in mouse embryos, study finds

Fertility treatments cause epigenetic changes in mouse embryos, study finds

Lithium corrects radiation damage to brain in young cancer patients

Lithium corrects radiation damage to brain in young cancer patients

Leukemia type B cell can transform into a macrophage through epigenetic changes

Leukemia type B cell can transform into a macrophage through epigenetic changes

Novel home testing kit for cervical cancer could replace Pap tests

Novel home testing kit for cervical cancer could replace Pap tests

Scientists discover structure of novel RNA-modifying enzyme

Scientists discover structure of novel RNA-modifying enzyme

Self-sampling could increase detection of cervical pre-cancer

Self-sampling could increase detection of cervical pre-cancer

Scientists receive $1.6 million grant to study impact of phthalate exposure on male fertility

Scientists receive $1.6 million grant to study impact of phthalate exposure on male fertility

NYU Langone Health launches new molecular assay to identify patients with brain tumors

NYU Langone Health launches new molecular assay to identify patients with brain tumors

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