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IL-6 associates with acute chorioamnionitis and pre-term birth

Placental DNA genotyping reveals IL-6 gene variant rs1800796 is associated with the inflammation of placenta and foetal membrane that is often reported in pre-term birth.

Day-to-day stressors and gene methylation on cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment

Several genes linked to subclinical cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment appear to be differentially methylated in subjects experiencing early- and mid-life stress.

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