- (genetics) The study of the processes involved in the genetic development of an organism, especially the activation and deactivation of genes.
- 2010 November 6, “Sins of the Fathers”, in New Scientist:
- Epigenetics deals with the regulation of genetic activity within a cell - which genes are switched on or off, and when it happens.
- (genetics) The study of heritable changes caused by the activation and deactivation of genes without any change in DNA sequence.
study of processes
study of heritable changes