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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.
New research focuses on possible treatment options for childhood brain cancer

New research focuses on possible treatment options for childhood brain cancer

Study describes the impact of DNA methylation on the 3D structure of genome

Study describes the impact of DNA methylation on the 3D structure of genome

Understanding molecular determinants of liver cancer in patients with Indigenous American ancestry

Understanding molecular determinants of liver cancer in patients with Indigenous American ancestry

Exposure to chemicals in plastic during the fetal stage is linked with a lower IQ

Exposure to chemicals in plastic during the fetal stage is linked with a lower IQ

Exposure to even low levels of lead can trigger epigenetic changes

Exposure to even low levels of lead can trigger epigenetic changes

Researchers uncover a key genetic culprit in the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Researchers uncover a key genetic culprit in the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

New CRISPR technology allows scientists to switch off any gene in human cells

New CRISPR technology allows scientists to switch off any gene in human cells

Sufficient rest during holidays restores functions associated with DNA regulation

Sufficient rest during holidays restores functions associated with DNA regulation

AI-powered psychological aging clocks interpret psychosocial factors

AI-powered psychological aging clocks interpret psychosocial factors

Polβ enzyme prevents breakdown of DNA in the hippocampus region

Polβ enzyme prevents breakdown of DNA in the hippocampus region

Tree nut consumption impacts sperm DNA methylation

Tree nut consumption impacts sperm DNA methylation

Obese, pregnant women can reduce infants' health risks through improved diet, physical activity

Obese, pregnant women can reduce infants' health risks through improved diet, physical activity

New mobile app analyzes SARS-CoV-2 genome on a smartphone

New mobile app analyzes SARS-CoV-2 genome on a smartphone

Genetic differences between domesticated and wild chickens linked to epigenetic changes

Genetic differences between domesticated and wild chickens linked to epigenetic changes

Epigenetic defects in the human genome cause genetic disorders

Epigenetic defects in the human genome cause genetic disorders

New study can help develop diagnostic markers for type 2 diabetes

New study can help develop diagnostic markers for type 2 diabetes

Study explains how epigenetic factors relate to aging

Study explains how epigenetic factors relate to aging

Researchers map DNA methylation changes to study developmental disorders

Researchers map DNA methylation changes to study developmental disorders

Scientists use computational biology to identify functional elements in the human genome

Scientists use computational biology to identify functional elements in the human genome

Study reveals how and where cells suppress transcription across the whole genome

Study reveals how and where cells suppress transcription across the whole genome