Genomic imprinting: the emergence of an epigenetic paradigm

@article{FergusonSmith2011GenomicIT,
  title={Genomic imprinting: the emergence of an epigenetic paradigm},
  author={Anne C. Ferguson-Smith},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={565-575}
}
The emerging awareness of the contribution of epigenetic processes to genome function in health and disease is underpinned by decades of research in model systems. In particular, many principles of the epigenetic control of genome function have been uncovered by studies of genomic imprinting. The phenomenon of genomic imprinting, which results in some genes being expressed in a parental--origin-specific manner, is essential for normal mammalian growth and development and exemplifies the… 
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