Epigenetics refers to covalent modifications of DNA and core histones that regulate gene activity without altering DNA sequence. To date, the best-characterized DNA modification associated with the modulation of gene activity is methylation of cytosine residues within CpG dinucleotides.
Human disorders associated with epigenetic abnormalities include rare imprinting diseases, molar pregnancies, and childhood cancers. Germ cell development and early embryo development are critical times when epigenetic patterns are initiated or maintained. It is a type of epigenetic condition, heritable change occurs in Germ cell development and early embryo development.
Related Journals of Reproductive Epigenetics
Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biology, Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Journal of Reproduction, Journal of Human Reproduction, Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, Journal of Biology of Reproduction, Journal of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecolog, Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Journal of Reproduction Fertility and Development.