Epigenetics: Why Inheritance Is Weirder Than We Thought

Epigenetics: Why Inheritance Is Weirder Than We Thought

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epigenetics: genetic control by factors other than an individual’s DNA sequence

epigenetic inheritance: transmittance of information from one generation of an organism to the next that affects the traits of offspring without altering the DNA sequence
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