What Is Epigenetics?

Tung Chin Chiang, L. Joseph Su

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Transgenerational health effects have been reported for many environmental chemical exposures. In order to explain many unanswered questions, researchers have made significant efforts looking for something beyond genetics, call “epigenetics”. This chapter introduce the concept of epigenetics and many different forms of epigenetics modifications. Potential application of epigenetics in health research and complex disease treatment is explored. Highlights of chapters in this book are also summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular and Integrative Toxicology
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media B.V.
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMolecular and Integrative Toxicology
ISSN (Print)2168-4219
ISSN (Electronic)2168-4235


  • Application
  • DNA methylation
  • Environmental exposure
  • Epigenetics
  • Histone deacetylation
  • Transgenerational

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Drug Discovery
  • Toxicology


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