*Special theme issue on Epigenetics*
Manuscript submission deadline
1st March 2011
Graham Burdge, Institute of Human Nutrition/DOHaD Division, Southampton General Hospital, UK
Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease is a new multi-disciplinary journal linking basic science to applied science; focusing on how the environment during early animal and human development, and interactions between environmental and genetic factors, influence health and risk of disease in later life.
Scope of themed issue
There is growing evidence that changes in epigenetic processes are a key mechanism in the induction of stable phenotypes by environmental cues acting during early life.
Research into epigenetics and differential disease risk is at an early stage and so provides a considerable opportunity to make a substantial contribution to this field.
The purpose of this themed issue is to bring together insightful manuscripts on epigenetic processes in the early life origins of disease with novel research findings. Submitted papers may target, but are not limited to, the following issues and questions:
- Mechanisms by which the early life environment can induce epigenetic change
- How stable is the epigenome?
- Can induced epigenetic changes be linked directly to future disease risk?
Instructions for authors can be found at http://journals.cambridge.org/
Papers must be submitted online http://mc.manuscriptcentral.
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