What is the epigenome and how can it be changed through diet or exposure to toxic chemicals?

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The epigenome is made up of the marks or modifications made by chemical compounds on the genome in a cell. These marks or modifications are not part of the actual DNA instructions even though they can be passed on through cell division and reproduction. The epigenome consists of chemical compounds, either natural like those from food, or synthetic like those from pesticides or medicines. The epigenome interacts with DNA in several...

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