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The science of enduring (but ultimately reversible) changes in the pattern of gene activity, during embryo development and beyond, that do not involve alteration of the DNA sequence. These changes occur in response to conditions within the embryo and more generally.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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Depression during pregnancy linked to epigenetic changes in the placenta 11 October 2021 News
Unique epigenetic profile found in identical twins 4 October 2021 News
TV Review: Human the World Within – Birth 20 September 2021 Review
Functional sperm developed from mouse pluripotent stem cells 13 September 2021 News
Epigenetics and bioethics of human embryonic development: a birds' eye perspective 5 July 2021 Comment
Reversal of biological age detected in mouse and human embryos 5 July 2021 News
Epigenetics study reveals how genes are regulated in dementia 21 June 2021 News
Fertilisation, the fourteen day rule, and beyond 7 June 2021 Comment
Machine learning technique detects epigenetic drivers of cancers 17 May 2021 News
Tumour cells alter 3D structure of DNA to boost activity of oncogenes 17 May 2021 News
Ectogenesis: ethical challenges in creating artificial wombs 12 April 2021 Comment
How sperm transfer epigenetic memories to the embryo 22 March 2021 News
Epigenetic changes in sperm may predict autism in children 18 January 2021 News
Protein from a mother's egg stays in the developing embryo 30 November 2020 News
Space travel impairs mitochondrial function 30 November 2020 News
Novel cancer driver genes discovered by prediction algorithm 23 November 2020 News
Epigenetic risks during pregnancy reduced with lifestyle intervention 16 November 2020 News
Possible epigenetic target for endometriosis treatment 16 November 2020 News
Epigenetic clock gives insight into brain ageing and dementia 9 November 2020 News
Cancer risk higher in IVF babies with birth defects 2 November 2020 News
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Events using this Glossary Item

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Epigenetics: Where Life Meets the Genome
10 November 2010 10am-5.30pm Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, UK
The Annual Conference of the Galton Institute...
From Imprinting to the Epigenome in 25 years
4 September 2009 Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RD; Kings College, University of Cambridge, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK
An event celebrating the discovery of imprinting in mammals 25 years ago...