Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

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Gene
1. Most widely used definition: A gene is a basic unit of DNA. It is transcribed into RNA molecules which either serve as a template to generate a polypeptide chain or fullfill regulatory, structural or catalytic functions. 2. More basic definition used by Richard Dawkins: A gene is defined as any portion of chromosomal material that potentially lasts for enough generations to serve as a unit of natural selection.
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