Epigenetics: Our Genes are Not our Destiny

Epigenetics: Our Genes are Not our Destiny

The term “epigenetics” is formed by adding the Greek prefix “epi-” (meaning “over,” “outside,” or “around”) to genetics. Defining epigenetics is a complex task, and its definition has evolved over the years. It was first coined in 1942 by the developmental biologist Conrad H. Waddington to refer to a new field of biology concerned with the connections between gene and protein expression [7].

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