UNLABELLED Imprinted genes, which are monoallelically expressed by virtue of an epigenetic process initiated in the germline, are known to play key roles in regulating fetal growth and placental development. Numerous studies are investigating the expression of these imprinted genes in the human placenta in relation to common complications of pregnancy such… (More)
Acknowledgements We would like to thank Dr. Naila Khalil and Dr. William Spears for their continuous support. Without their guidance, knowledge and experience, this project would not have been possible. We would also like to thank our families for their encouragement throughout the duration of this Culminating Experience.