What is epigenetic and how is it related to family members?

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Epigenetics is a fairly recent emerging science. It is the study of phenotypic changes that are caused by the modification of gene expression rather than the modification of the DNA itself. The epigenome is made up of the chemical compounds that have been added to DNA as a way of regulating gene expression within the entire genome. The compounds themselves are not a part of the DNA sequence. They attach to the DNA, and things like diet and pollutants can affect the epigenome.

Epigenetic changes can influence whether or not...

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