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Epigenetics can be defined as the science of gene expression, but that simply description conceals what might be the most exciting research field of the future. In recent years, scientists have discovered that stress in the environment can impact an individual's physiology so deeply that these biological scars can be inherited by subsequent generations. These scars don't alter a parent's DNA, but they can nevertheless inflict damage on children and, perhaps, children's children. Many researchers, in fact, believe that epigenetics might help us understand afflictions including cancer, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, autism, and diabetes. Cutting-edge science adeptly explained.