Epigenetics is beginning to form and take shape as a new scientific discipline, which will have a major impact on Medicine and essentially all fields of biology. Increasingly, researchers are unearthing links between epigenetics and a number of diseases.
Although in recent years cancer has been the main focus of epigenetics, recent data suggests that epigenetic plays a critical role in psychology and psychopathology. It is being realized that normal behaviors such as maternal care and pathologies such as Schizophrenia and Alzheimer's might have an epigenetic basis. It is also becoming clear that nutrition and life experiences have epigenetic consequences.
Keywords: Genomics & Proteomics
- Meyers, Robert A.
- John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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- Current Topics from the Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
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- 1254 pages
- Natural Sciences
- eISBN (ePUB)
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