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Placental imprinting: Emerging mechanisms and functions, just published in PLOS Genetics

last modified May 07, 2020 08:45 AM

As the maternal–foetal interface, the placenta is essential for the establishment and progression of healthy pregnancy, regulating both foetal growth and maternal adaptation to pregnancy. The evolution and functional importance of genomic imprinting are inextricably linked to mammalian placentation. Recent technological advances in mapping and manipulating the epigenome in embryogenesis in mouse models have revealed novel mechanisms regulating genomic imprinting in placental trophoblast, the physiological implications of which are only just beginning to be explored. This review by Courtney Hanna will highlight important recent discoveries and exciting new directions in the study of placental imprinting.

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