Supplements Restore Gene Function via Methylation

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Science  16 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5755, pp. 1761
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5755.1761

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA-- At the Environmental Genomics, Imprinting, and Disease Susceptibility conference, held here from 2 to 4 November, an epigeneticist presented evidence from mice that methylation of DNA--a chemical modification that can shut down genes--can be key to folic acid's effects on the developing fetus. (Read more.)