• Epigenome-wide base-resolution profiling of DNA methylation in chorionic villi of fetuses with Down syndrome by methyl-capture sequencing

    8 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Background
    Epigenetic mechanisms provide an interface between environmental factors and the genome and are influential in various diseases. These mechanisms, including DNA methylation, influence the regulation of development, differentiation, and establishment of cellular identity. Here, we performed high-throughput methylome profiling to determine whether differential patterns of DNA methylation correlate with Down syndrome .
    Materials and methods
    We extracted DNA from the chorionic villi cells of five normal and five DS fetuses at the early developmental stage. Methyl-capture...
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