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Gene silencing

Gene silencing includes all processes involved in turning off a functional gene. Gene silencing can be temporary or permanent. It can affect transcription or translation. As part of epigenetic control, it can develop during ontogenesis or phylogenesis and hence become inheritable.

Related terms:

epigenetic control CpG islands
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