Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Epigenesis

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Epigenesis
The theory that development of an organism, and in particular the development of a plant or animal from an egg or spore through a sequence of gradual steps in which cells differentiate and organs form - a process of increasing complexity. Counter-argument to preformationism, which holds that the whole organism is already present in the sex cells, and merely gets bigger over time.
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