A user's guide to the ambiguous word 'epigenetics'

The term 'epigenetics' is currently ambiguous, over-encompassing and uncoupled from its historical roots. This reflects interests and insights that have developed over time. In this Comment, I propose that we stop using the word in isolation, and be explicit about which definition we are using to avoid ambiguity in its scientific and public use.

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Greally, J. A user's guide to the ambiguous word 'epigenetics'. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 19, 207–208 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrm.2017.135

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