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epigenetics Syllabification: ep·i·ge·net·ics
Pronunciation: /ˌepəjəˈnediks/

Definition of epigenetics in English:

plural 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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