Perceptions of epigenetics

  title={Perceptions of epigenetics},
  author={Adrian Bird},
  • A. Bird
  • Published 23 May 2007
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Nature
Geneticists study the gene; however, for epigeneticists, there is no obvious 'epigene'. Nevertheless, during the past year, more than 2,500 articles, numerous scientific meetings and a new journal were devoted to the subject of epigenetics. It encompasses some of the most exciting contemporary biology and is portrayed by the popular press as a revolutionary new science — an antidote to the idea that we are hard-wired by our genes. So what is epigenetics? 

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