Epigenetics has two closely related meanings:
- The study of the processes involved in the unfolding development of an organism. This includes phenomena such as X chromosome inactivation in mammalian females, and gene silencing within an organism.
- The study of heritable changes in gene function that occur without a change in the sequence of nuclear DNA. This includes the study of how environmental factors affecting a parent can result in changes in the way genes are expressed in the offspring.
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Pages in category "Epigenetics"
The following 40 pages are in this category, out of 40 total.