Category Archives: DNA sequence

First ever study maps the epigenetics of AS development caused by environmental factors.

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress revealed that DNA methylation, a mechanism that regulates gene expression, could influence the progression of structural damage to the joints and spine in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The data findings showed significant associations between a low methylation score and more radiographic progression (X-ray) of the disease,

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