Epigenetic Changes May Influence Pediatric Crohn’s Disease

Epigenetic Changes May Influence Pediatric Crohn’s Disease
Alterations in DNA may determine the development of Crohn’s disease (CD), as suggested by a study entitled, “Two-stage Genome-wide Methylation Profiling in Childhood-onset Crohn’s Disease Implicates Epigenetic Alterations at the VMP1/MIR21 and HLA Loci,” conducted at the University of Edinburgh and recently published at the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journal, the official journal of the Crohn’s & Colitis

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