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.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Rivista||JOURNAL OF OBSTETRIC, GYNECOLOGIC, AND NEONATAL NURSING|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2015|
- DNA methylation
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Preterm birth