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Epigenetic epidemiology

Epigenetic epidemiology IJE vol.33 no.5 © International Epidemiological Association 2004; all rights reserved. International Journal of Epidemiology 2004;33:929–935 Advance Access publication 27 May 2004 doi:10.1093/ije/dyh231 REVIEWS Eva Jablonka Traditionally, when a disease persists in a population over transmission of epigenetic variations through the germ line. several generations, it is attributed either to genetic continuity When the entities are organisms, inheritance may involve (the inheritance of defective genes) or to environmental additional, higher levels of organization, such as those through continuity (the persistence of adverse conditions or infectious which parental hormonal states are re-constructed in the agents). However, during the last two decades, there has been progeny, or through which the parents’ behaviour is an accumulation of observations that do not slot neatly into reproduced by their offspring. Definitions of epigenetic either of these categories. It has become clear that the health inheritance, as well as additional related terms referred to in and general physiology of animals and people can be affected this paper, are presented in the Glossary. The existence of the not only by the interplay of their own genes and conditions of various types of non-genetic inheritance with obvious relevance life, but also by the inherited effects of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Epidemiology Oxford University Press

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Oxford University Press
Copyright
IJE vol.33 no.5 © International Epidemiological Association 2004; all rights reserved.
ISSN
0300-5771
eISSN
1464-3685
DOI
10.1093/ije/dyh231
pmid
15166187
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IJE vol.33 no.5 © International Epidemiological Association 2004; all rights reserved. International Journal of Epidemiology 2004;33:929–935 Advance Access publication 27 May 2004 doi:10.1093/ije/dyh231 REVIEWS Eva Jablonka Traditionally, when a disease persists in a population over transmission of epigenetic variations through the germ line. several generations, it is attributed either to genetic continuity When the entities are organisms, inheritance may involve (the inheritance of defective genes) or to environmental additional, higher levels of organization, such as those through continuity (the persistence of adverse conditions or infectious which parental hormonal states are re-constructed in the agents). However, during the last two decades, there has been progeny, or through which the parents’ behaviour is an accumulation of observations that do not slot neatly into reproduced by their offspring. Definitions of epigenetic either of these categories. It has become clear that the health inheritance, as well as additional related terms referred to in and general physiology of animals and people can be affected this paper, are presented in the Glossary. The existence of the not only by the interplay of their own genes and conditions of various types of non-genetic inheritance with obvious relevance life, but also by the inherited effects of the

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International Journal of EpidemiologyOxford University Press

Published: Oct 27, 2004

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