epigenetics

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epigenetics

[¦ep·ə·jə¦ned·iks]
(genetics)
The study of those processes by which genetic information ultimately results in distinctive physical and behavioral characteristics.
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This finding led us to propose that epigenetic imprinting is a mechanism that developed some time in the evolution and allowed species survival under unfavorable environmental conditions since it provided protection neutralizing adverse effects of chronic exposure to lead and perhaps other agents [4,5].
Researchers at the meeting also presented new animal studies on the possible effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on cardiac arrhythmias and epigenetic imprinting during gestational development, as well as the possible continual exposure of the majority of the U.S.
Researchers also presented animal studies of the possible effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on cardiac arrhythmias and epigenetic imprinting during gestation, as well as the possible continual exposure of most of the U.S.