Genomic imprinting: the epigenetic battle of the sexes

This Valentine’s Day, satisfy your burning desire for something more than Mendelian genetics with Wendy Chao’s Genomic Imprinting: an epic saga of the epigenetic battle of the sexes. Genomic imprinting is a process that modifies gene expression based on the sex of the transmitting parent. Learn all the sensual, sordid details about this epigenetic phenomenon (and how it relates to asses, hinnies, ligers, and tigons) in Chapter 22 of Handbook of Epigenetics: The New Molecular and Medical Genetics, edited by Trygve O. Tollefsbol:

Handbook of Epigenetics: Chapter 22 Genomic Imprinting
Available now wherever books of this nature are sold!

Friends and colleagues: contact me about how to obtain a copy of the chapter for non-commercial purposes, such as research and/or educational use.


Chao W. Genomic Imprinting. In: Handbook of Epigenetics: The New Medical and Molecular Genetics. London: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2011, 353-379.

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Related works:

Chao W, D’Amore PA. IGF2: epigenetic regulation and role in development and disease. Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 2008 Apr;19(2):111-20.

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Chao W, Huynh KD, Spencer RJ, Davidow LS, Lee JT. CTCF, a candidate trans-acting factor for X-inactivation choice. Science. 2002 Jan 11;295(5553):345-7.

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