Epigenetics: molecular mechanisms and implications for disease.


Epigenetics is rising to prominence in biology as a mechanism by which environmental factors have intermediate-term effects on gene expression without changing the underlying genetic sequence. This can occur through the selective methylation of DNA bases and modification of histones. There are wide-ranging implications for the gene-environment debate and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.molmed.2009.11.003

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