Biology. of or relating to epigenesis, or the successive differentiation of undifferentiated cells in an embryo.
Genetics. noting or pertaining to epigenetics, specifically, the process by which the expression of genetic information is modified on a molecular level without a change to the DNA sequence: the epigenetic inheritance of longevity.
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How to use epigenetic in a sentence
Pinpointing the exact timing of the rejuvenation event involved using so-called “epigenetic clocks.”Harvard Scientists Pinpoint ‘Ground Zero’ of Aging in Mouse Embryo Study | Edd Gent | June 28, 2021 | Singularity Hub
The clocks measure epigenetic changes, chemical tags on DNA that can accrue as cells age or are exposed to things like pollution.Embryos appear to reverse their biological clock early in development | Erin Garcia de Jesús | June 25, 2021 | Science News
For another, recent upgrades to CRISPR have made it possible to also turn genes on or off—without cutting them—through epigenetics.A New Gene Editing Tool Could Rival CRISPR, and Makes Millions of Edits at Once | Shelly Fan | May 11, 2021 | Singularity Hub
It’s enormously powerful—because one single epigenetic machine can control hundreds or thousands of genes.A New CRISPR Tool Flips Genes On and Off Like a Light Switch | Shelly Fan | April 27, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Prunicki’s group found epigenetic changes in four genes that regulate immunity.Urban pollution can pose unseen risks to kids’ immunity and more | Esther Landhuis | April 7, 2021 | Science News For Students
Whereas some epigenetic changes are temporary, others can be permanent, and even passed on to the next generation.
Now he explains candidly that he has been driven to the view that epigenetic development does not exist.The Biological Problem of To-day | Oscar Hertwig
I take up a more epigenetic position, and years ago I attacked evolutionary doctrines in many of their modifications.The Biological Problem of To-day | Oscar Hertwig
epigenetic: the period after the union of the male and female elements, during which organs are forming.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
Digby thus makes a good statement of epigenetic development.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England | Charles W. Bodemer
British Dictionary definitions for epigenetic
of or relating to epigenesis
denoting processes by which heritable modifications in gene function occur without a change in the sequence of the DNA
- epigenetically, adverb
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