epigenetics

Studying the mechanisms controlling gene activity

posted on December 31, 2009 - 1:15am
Slip the word “genetics” into a casual conversation and you likely won’t get too many questioning looks. Most people basically understand that “genetics” refers to DNA and genes, the blueprint of life, the code that determines whether someone has blue eyes or green. Many are familiar, too, with the idea that “genetics” can cause a variety of health conditions: diabetes, breast cancer, muscular...

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