Definition of epigenetics in English:

epigenetics

Line breaks: epi|gen¦et¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪdʒɪˈnɛtɪks
 
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noun

[treated as singular] Biology
  • The study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself: epigenetics has transformed the way we think about genomes
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    • The interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Feinberg, who has pioneered the study of epigenetics in cancer, will develop tools to create comprehensive, genome-wide information about epigenetics and then apply that information to the study of autism and bipolar disorder.
    • Epigenetics could re-write the rule book on how we treat the disease.
    • The Harvard center will strive to develop new technologies for genomic molecular imaging, while the Johns Hopkins center will be devoted to advancing the emerging field of epigenetics.

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