Perceptions of epigenetics

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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?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-398
Number of pages3
Issue number7143
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2007


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