Epigenetics refers to chemical modifications leading to changes in gene expression without any alteration of the DNA structure. We suggest ways through which epigenetic mechanisms might contribute to alter developmental trajectories in preterm infants. Although theoretical and methodological issues still need to be addressed, we discuss how epigenetics might be an emergent research field with potential innovative insights for researchers and clinicians involved in the neonatal care of preterm infants.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||JOURNAL OF OBSTETRIC, GYNECOLOGIC, AND NEONATAL NURSING|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- DNA methylation
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Preterm birth