Section Editors: Jonathan Mill and Moshe Szyf
Associate Editor: Riccardo Marioni, Jonathan Turner
Neurological and psychiatric disease makes a huge contribution to the global burden of disease, but little is known about their underlying etiology. This section welcomes articles exploring the role of epigenetic processes across the spectrum of brain disorders. We are particularly interested in articles exploring the interplay between genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors, and the utility of molecular biomarkers for diagnostic and prognostic phenotyping. We would also welcome mechanistic studies exploring the functional pathways involved in mediating the effects of epigenetic variation in the central nervous system using disease-relevant tissue and model systems.
DNA methylation in cord blood in association with prenatal depressive symptoms
Prenatal symptoms of depression (PND) and anxiety affect up to every third pregnancy. Children of mothers with mental health problems are at higher risk of developmental problems, possibly through epigenetic m...