Epigenetic code and self-identity.

  title={Epigenetic code and self-identity.},
  author={Vincenzo Calvanese and Ester Lara and Mario F Fraga},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
Epigenetics is a new and expanding science that studies the chromatin-based regulation of gene expression. It is achieving considerable importance, especially with regard to developmental mechanisms that drive cell and organ differentiation, as well as in all those biological processes that involve response and adaptation to environmental stimuli. One of the most interesting biological questions concerning animals, especially human beings, is the ability to distinguish self from nonself. This… CONTINUE READING

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