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Capitalizing on natural experiments in low- to middle-income countries to explore epigenetic contributions to disease risk in migrant populations

  • J. Jaime Miranda (a1) (a2), Caren Weinhouse (a3), Rodrigo M. Carrillo-Larco (a1) and Lijing L. Yan (a3) (a4)
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*Address for correspondence: J. Jaime Miranda, MD, PhD, CRONICAS Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Cronicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Av. Armendariz 497, Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru. (Email: jaime.miranda@upch.pe)
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