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DNA mutational events are increasingly being identified in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but the potential additional role of dysregulation of the epigenome in the pathogenesis of the condition remains unclear. The epigenome is of interest as a possible mediator of environmental effects during development, encoding a cellular memory reflected by altered(More)
Using a transgenic mouse model harboring a mutation reporter gene that can be efficiently recovered from genomic DNA, we previously demonstrated that mutations accumulate in aging mice in a tissue-specific manner. Applying a recently developed, similar reporter-based assay in Drosophila melanogaster, we now show that the mutation frequency at the lacZ locus(More)
The use of sequencing technologies has revolutionized the field of genomics, allowing us to study structural and functional variations within the genome to base pair level. These technologies can also be used to probe the associated epigenome, where DNA-binding proteins alter the structural integrity of the genome, restricting or enabling localized gene(More)
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