epigenetics


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epigenetics

(ĕp′ĭ-jə-nĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of heritable changes in gene expression that are caused by factors such as DNA methylation rather than by a change in the sequence of base pairs in DNA itself.

epigenetics

(ĕp″ĭ-jĕ-nĕt′ĭks)
Changes in the way genes are expressed that occur without changes in the sequence of nucleic acids. In mammals the most common form of epigenetic change results from methylation (the addition of methyl [-CH3] moieties) to the promoter regions of genes. Although epigenetic changes do not alter the sequence of nucleotides, they are inheritable.
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Epigenetics is heritable changes in gene activity that--unlike genetic mutations--aren't caused by changes in the DNA sequence.
However, the overall application of epigenetics remains in its infancy.
Epigenetics does allow traits acquired during an organism's lifetime to be passed on to offspring.
The study of epigenetics looks at the variation of gene expression and the ways these expressions are passed to offspring.
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Put simply, epigenetics is the study of changes in gene function that occur without a change in the body's genetic code, instead relying on epigenetic markers on, among others, the DNA and certain nuclear proteins to turn genes "on" and "off.