Category Archives: blood methylome

Epigenomic study pinpoints critical period for prenatal nutrition in development of fetus.


Researchers at Columbia University and Leiden University have found that children whose mothers were malnourished at famine levels during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy had changes in DNA methylation known to suppress genes involved in growth, development, and metabolism documented at age 59. This is the first study to look at prenatal nutrition and genome-wide DNA patterns in adults

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