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New Research Shows Chronic Pain Alters DNA

posted Mar 26, 2013, 6:14 PM by Admin Osteoinfo
A new study has found chronic pain that results from injury is linked to genome-wide epigenetic changes in the brain. Researchers from McGill University in Canada have found a mechanism in the brain that embeds the memory of an injury in the way DNA is marked by a chemical coating called DNA methylation, which alters the appearance and structure of DNA without altering its sequence.