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epigenomics

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NounEdit

epigenomics (uncountable)

  1. (biology) The study of the effects of chromatin structure on the function of the included genes.
    • (Can we date this quote?) 'Epigenomics' can be termed as the study of the effects of chromatin structure, including the higher order of chromatin folding and attachment to the nuclear matrix, packaging of DNA around nucleosomes, covalent modifications of histone tails and DNA methylation. --Gomase & Tagore

ReferencesEdit

  • Gomase, V.S. and Tagore, S. (2008) "Epigenomics", Current Drug Metabolism. 9 (3): 232–237.