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addaword.gifdefinition of epigenetics

noun
the study of heritable changes in gene expression
As momentous as epigenetics sounds, the chemistry of at least one of its mechanisms is fairly simple.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/05/2012 10:11:00
Definition of epigenetics from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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