Epigenetics in development.

  title={Epigenetics in development.},
  author={Julie C. Kiefer},
  journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists},
  volume={236 4},
  • Julie C. Kiefer
  • Published 2007 in
    Developmental dynamics : an official publication…
It has become increasingly evident in recent years that development is under epigenetic control. Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene function that occur independently of alterations to primary DNA sequence. The best-studied epigenetic modifications are DNA methylation, and changes in chromatin structure by histone modifications, and histone exchange. An exciting, new chapter in the field is the finding that long-distance chromosomal interactions also modify gene expression… CONTINUE READING