The Changing Concept of Epigenetics

  title={The Changing Concept of Epigenetics},
  author={E. Jablonka and M. Lamb},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • E. Jablonka, M. Lamb
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Abstract: We discuss the changing use of epigenetics, a term coined by Conrad Waddington in the 1940s, and how the epigenetic approach to development differs from the genetic approach. Originally, epigenetics referred to the study of the way genes and their products bring the phenotype into being. Today, it is primarily concerned with the mechanisms through which cells become committed to a particular form or function and through which that functional or structural state is then transmitted in… CONTINUE READING
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