Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

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Epimutations
Alterations to normal epigenetic marks that can be passed down from parents to offspring via their germline.
Euchromatin
A type of chromatin that is rich in gene concentration.
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Expression
Production of observable/detectable characteristics of an organism, usually due to the synthesis of protein.
Extra-embryonic tissues
Vertebrate embryos have four extra-embryonic tissues: amnion, chorion, yolk sac and the allantois. In placental animals these tissues form the placenta.
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