As per the new discovery made by the researchers from Northwestern Medicine, suggests that epigenetic modification, a process that either enhances or disrupts reading of DNA is in actual an integral component of a disease and its progression. Further the researchers also identified the role of family with the gene regulators in uterus.
It is stated that women develops endometriosis in the lining cells of the uterus shed during menstruation and hence leading growth in other areas of the body. The regular occurrence of these cells might result in chronic pelvic pain and infertility
The co-researcher, Serdar Bulun, MD, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Feinberg and Northwestern Memorial Hospital explains, “Until now, the scientific community was looking for a genetic mutation to explain endometriosis. This is the first conclusive demonstration that the disease develops as a result of alterations in the epigenetic landscape and not from classical genetic mutations.”