Epigenetics and primary care.

  title={Epigenetics and primary care.},
  author={Robert Wright and Robert A Saul},
  volume={132 Suppl 3},
Epigenetics, the study of functionally relevant chemical modifications to DNA that do not involve a change in the DNA nucleotide sequence, is at the interface between research and clinical medicine. Research on epigenetic marks, which regulate gene expression independently of the underlying genetic code, has dramatically changed our understanding of the interplay between genes and the environment. This interplay alters human biology and developmental trajectories, and can lead to programmed… CONTINUE READING

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