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ep·i·ge·net·ics

 (ĕp′ĭ-jə-nĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of heritable changes in gene expression that are caused by factors such as DNA methylation rather than by a change in the sequence of base pairs in DNA itself.

epigenetics

(ˌɛpɪdʒɪˈnɛtɪks)
n (functioning as sing)
(Genetics) the study of heritable changes that occur without a change in the DNA sequence
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to as the epigenetic inheritance, although currently under debate [76],
Despite this, however, the phenomenon of epigenetic inheritance is still poorly understood.
In this review, we summarized the effects of environmental factors on epigenome, epigenetic inheritance mechanisms across generations and related pathologies.
I will integrate the ecological studies with molecular approaches to unravel the significance of different mechanisms candidate genes, epigenetic inheritance and intestinal microbial communities potentially influencing individual responses to environmental challenges.
sup][2] Epigenetic inheritance, population structure and heterogeneity, high mutation rates, gene amplification, efflux pumps, and biofilm formation can all contribute to the development of bacterial drug-resistance.
Aside from epigenetic inheritance or influences within the womb, this is the main way in which C is passed from one generation to the next.
Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance is the handing down of these epigenetic marks across generations resulting in changes in gene expression.
Work is now in progress to a) determine whether these changes persist in children at 7 years of age, b) examine the role of timing of exposure, and c) explore whether epigenetic inheritance plays a role in these findings.
It was previously believed that transgenerational epigenetic inheritance would be unlikely because, as mentioned previously, epigenetic reprogramming occurs in the germline.
Epigenetic inheritance and the intergenerational transfer of experience.
So how well you socialize or how your anxiety levels respond to stress may be as much your ancestral epigenetic inheritance as your individual early-life events.