Epigenetics alters genes in rheumatoid arthritis

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 13:30 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have investigated a mechanism usually implicated in cancer and in fetal development, called DNA methylation, in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. They found that epigenetic changes due to methylation play a key role in altering genes that could potentially contribute to inflammation and joint damage.

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