After Genetics and Epigenetics comes Epitranscriptomics!

The word “epigenetics” is everywhere these days, and you might also have come across the word “epitranscriptomics”. But what is actually meant by these terms and why does it matter? Let’s start with epigenetics: “Epigenetics”, which literally means ‘on top of genetics’, is a term that has taken on multiple meanings in the past. In my understanding, epigenetics describes (heritable) changes in gene expression that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence. Certain epigenetic factors help to define and regulate gene expression [...]

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