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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Epigenome

Epigenetics is one of the hottest topics in biology these days. Mapping the human genome, as grand an accomplishment as it was, barely scratches the surface of understanding how genes actually operate in our lives. The rest of the story, now being deciphered, comes from the epigenome. Recent NY Times piece on the subject from Nicholas Wade here.

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