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Epigenetics and Developmental Epigenetics: NICHD Research Goals

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The NICHD aims to investigate the frequency and impact of epigenetic changes on human health and development across the life span. Specific areas of research focus include:

  • The impact of epigenetic changes on gamete (egg and sperm cell) development.
  • The impact of epigenetic changes on fertility.
  • Epigenetic regulation of gene expression in the fetus.
  • Epigenetic markers of exposure to stress, nutrition, chemicals, and other factors in the environment.
  • How epigenetic factors contribute to developmental disorders, including rare disorders, genetically linked conditions, and intellectual disabilities.

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