Epigenetics can be defined as the study of changes in gene activity that are heritable (passed on from one cellular generation to another) and that do not involve a (genetic) change in the DNA sequence. The prefix “epi” in epigenetics literally means “in addition to” or “above” genetics. Thus, epigenetics regroups events that shape a gene’s activity in addition to, or above those encoded in the gene’s DNA sequence.

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