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Does the study of epigenetics & developmental epigenetics offer a cure for some diseases?

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Many diseases, such as cancer, stem at least in part from epigenetic changes. With this knowledge, researchers are studying how drug treatments might repair the disease-related epigenetic changes. Some epigenetic therapies are already being used to treat certain cancers.

Last Reviewed: 10/28/2013
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