DNA methylation is a crucial element in the epigenetic regulation of mammalian embryonic development1, 2, 3, 4, 5. However, its dynamic patterns have not been analysed at the genome scale in human pre-implantation embryos due to technical difficulties and the scarcity of required materials. 251 more words
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The basics of epigenetics.
At one time scientists described DNA as fate. Now they know that DNA is potential, because experience—principally early life experience—plays a big part in how genes behave. 2,339 more words
A new study published late last month in Genome Biology entitled, “Contribution of genetic variation to transgenerational inheritance of DNA methylation” reported on what has been a controversial topic for a number of years now. 503 more words