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Mesh term Epigenesis, Genetic

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Gene Expression Regulation


A genetic process by which the adult organism is realized via mechanisms that lead to the restriction in the possible fates of cells, eventually leading to their differentiated state. Mechanisms involved cause heritable changes to cells without changes to DNA sequence such as DNA METHYLATION; HISTONE modification; DNA REPLICATION TIMING; NUCLEOSOME positioning; and heterochromatization which result in selective gene expression or repression.

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Chromosomal Position Effects
Dosage Compensation, Genetic
Epigenetic Repression
Gene Silencing
Genomic Imprinting

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