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Genes, Genetics, and Epigenetics: A Correspondence

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Science  10 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5532, pp. 1103-1105
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5532.1103

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Over the past months, as this special issue took shape, the Editors of Science have monitored an exchange of seven letters initiated by three queries from M. Bacon. These queries concern the popular definitions of “genes,” “genetics,” and “epigenetics.” Below, we reprint excerpts from these letters, referring interested readers towww.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/293/5532/1103/DC1 for the complete text and additional references.

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