Epigenetic Changes to DNA May Be Linked to PWS Symptoms

Epigenetic Changes to DNA May Be Linked to PWS Symptoms

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Epigenetic Changes to DNA May Be Linked to PWS Symptoms

Specific epigenetic modifications — chemical marks added to DNA that affect the way genes work — are found in people with Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS), and may affect how the disease manifests, a small study reported. These findings may help in understanding how genes contribute to the disease and open a way to new treatment approaches, the scientists suggested. The study, “Patients with PWS and related syndromes display differentially methylated regions involved in neurodevelopmental and nutritional…

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