Epigenetic turn ons and turn offs: chromatin reorganization and brain differentiation.

  title={Epigenetic turn ons and turn offs: chromatin reorganization and brain differentiation.},
  author={Anthony P. Auger and Catherine J. Auger},
  volume={152 2},
The study of epigenetics allows for the understanding of gene × environmental interactions and provides a mechanism by which brief internal or external environmental changes can shape lasting differences in gene function and behavior. Epigenetic processes appear to impact a wide variety of physiological processes within the developing brain, including neuroendocrine function. An epigenetic model is proposed by which steroid hormones and the social environment induces appropriate masculinization… CONTINUE READING
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