Researchers Map, Compare ‘Editing Marks’ of Multiple Genomes

August 28, 2014 8:20 PM

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The genome we inherited from our parents shapes many aspects of our lives. But in addition to our genome we have an epigenome that is set during development, but can be altered by our lifestyle habits and environmental exposures—and perhaps by those of our parents and grandparents.

The epigenome consists of chemical tags on our DNA and supporting proteins that determine whether genes are expressed or silenced.

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