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Nature. 2007 May 24;447(7143):396-8.

Perceptions of epigenetics.

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  • Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh University, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JR, UK.

Abstract

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?

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