Activation of dormant genes in specialized cells

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Science  01 Jun 1984:
Vol. 224, Issue 4652, pp. 946-952
DOI: 10.1126/science.6719127


In several experimental systems the genomic capacity in specialized cells can be assessed by examining the activation of dormant genes. Since some of these specialized cells can be induced to change cell phenotype, all cell specializations do not necessarily involve irreversible genetic changes.