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Methylation

  • By: Rahul Gladwin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Methylation refers to the replacement of a molecule or atom by a methyl (−CH3) group. Various types of methylation are defined based upon the atom or molecule that is replaced. In genetics, methylation may refer to the silencing of one of ...

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