Genetics and Epigenetics: A Historical Overview

Luke B. Hesson, Antonia L. Pritchard

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Abstract

Epigenetics has a fascinating and convoluted history steeped within the fields of embryology and genetics. Here, we introduce genetics and epigenetics to the non-expert reader and give an account of the pivotal discoveries that have helped shape these fields. The significance of major discoveries will be explained and their impact on our understanding of epigenetic mechanisms in health and disease will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Epigenetics
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages1-46
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)9789811389580
ISBN (Print)9789811389573
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

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NameClinical Epigenetics

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    Hesson, L. B., & Pritchard, A. L. (2019). Genetics and Epigenetics: A Historical Overview. In Clinical Epigenetics (pp. 1-46). (Clinical Epigenetics). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-8958-0_1