genomic imprinting

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genomic imprinting

[jə¦nō·mik im‚print·iŋ]
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It has also been reported that another mechanism underlying the transition from the mother's side may be genetic imprinting.
Dr Libert's team proposes that the biological mechanisms of the X chromosome have a strong impact on an individual's genes, known as genetic imprinting, which gives an immunological advantage to females.
There is also emerging basic science evidence that embryo culture may affect genetic imprinting in the embryo, which also may influence behaviors.
Although the reason for this relationship is unknown, the researchers suggested it might be due to new gene mutations associated with advancing paternal age or genetic imprinting changes.
Studies also have shown that trap-and-haul fish have lower rates of the critical genetic imprinting that enables them to return to spawning grounds.
Researchers looked at genetic imprinting in 127 individuals with psoriasis--65 women and 62 men drawn from the California Twin Program database--who had at least one child.
The book is a revised edition of Heffner's Human Reproduction at a Glance (2001); changes have been made to chapters on placental structure and function, genetic imprinting and reproductive tract cancers, and HIV infection.
Recent evidence shows that there is an association between the GABAA receptors and alcohol dependence that is modulated by genetic imprinting.
Nevertheless, the effect of genetic imprinting and trinucleotide expansion may be critical in terms of carrying out germ line gene therapy.