Epigenetics, brain evolution and behaviour

@article{Keverne2008EpigeneticsBE,
  title={Epigenetics, brain evolution and behaviour},
  author={ERIC B. Keverne and James P. Curley},
  journal={Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29},
  pages={398-412}
}
Molecular modifications to the structure of histone proteins and DNA (chromatin) play a significant role in regulating the transcription of genes without altering their nucleotide sequence. Certain epigenetic modifications to DNA are heritable in the form of genomic imprinting, whereby subsets of genes are silenced according to parent-of-origin. This form of gene regulation is primarily under matrilineal control and has evolved partly to co-ordinate in-utero development with maternal resource… 
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