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  • n. The study of the processes involved in the genetic development of an organism, especially the activation and deactivation of genes.
  • n. The study of heritable changes caused by the activation and deactivation of genes without any change in DNA sequence.

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Examples

  • The term epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene expression and phenotype caused by mechanisms other than changes in DNA sequence.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • The term epigenetics refers to changes in the phenotype (appearance) or

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • The term epigenetics refers to changes in the phenotype (appearance) or gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • The term epigenetics refers to changes in phenotype or gene expression caused by chemical changes to the DNA, rather than changes in the DNA sequence itself.

    ScreenTalk

  • The example given, "epigenetics" is a good one -- the "backgrounder" [sic] from Johns Hopkins is much clearer.

    May 2007

  • I'm more interested in epigenetics, but down the road, maybe junk DNA will become more relevant for my biological forays.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • But there are mechanisms that are called epigenetics.

    NPR Topics: News

  • It's a branch of science called 'epigenetics' -- the brain is re-wired as we practice.

    CNN.com

  • The process is known as epigenetics, and the changes can affect how DNA instructions are interpreted as cells, proteins and other building blocks in the body are formed.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • The contemporary furore over "epigenetics" - by which we have learned that after all there is more to heredity than just DNA - has no bearing on the correctness of Darwin's basic principles, which are general and powerful and not at all dependent on any particular details of the mechanism of inheritance.

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