epigene

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epigene

[′ep·ə‚jēn]
(geology)
A geologic process originating at or near the earth's surface.
A structure formed at or near the earth's surface.
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Second, epigenes can be passed on in the Off position, to successive generations.
For example, there appears to be evidence of prions that are associated with disease (see Zaitsev article in November-December 2009 ABT) and epigenes that appear to surround our DNA (see Stein article in April 2012 ABT).
Sette also presented data demonstrating that hepatitis C and HIV EpiGenes are capable of eliciting potent cellular immunity in transgenic mice, which have been genetically modified to express HLA class I and II molecules.