NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Recent research has shown that behavioral, social, and environmental factors can interact with the human genome in multiple ways, leading to disorders or healthfulness. The US National Institutes of Health plans to fund several new projects to study the role of the epigenome in these contexts.

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