The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) published an informative article on DNA methylation on April 10, highlighting how Autism BrainNet resources can help scientists better understand this process in the autism brain.
By adding molecules known as methyl groups, methylation turns specific gene activity on or off. Methylation can affect the shape and function of brain cells with age and after learning, and it is affected by various environmental factors. There is a need for better understanding of methylation in the autism brain.
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