Epigenetics: modifying the genetic blueprint.

  title={Epigenetics: modifying the genetic blueprint.},
  author={Joel C. Eissenberg},
  journal={Missouri medicine},
  volume={111 5},
The sequence of the human genome represents our genetic blueprint. While it is now possible to draw direct connections between specific DNA sequences and specific physical features and to predict disease risk, the effects of certain genes can be masked by a process called "epigenetics." Here, I summarize our current understanding of epigenetics and it… CONTINUE READING