Reported by Carl Zimmer in: Growing Pains for Field of Epigenetics as Some Call for Overhaul
these experts “…argue that in some cases, changes to epigenetic marks don’t cause disease, but are merely consequences of disease.
My comment: What kind of biologically uninformed expert or science journalist continues to misrepresent what is known to serious scientists about all virus-driven pathology?
See for comparison: Epigenetics and Genetics of Viral Latency
…viral latency is responsible for life-long pathogenesis and mortality risk…
See also: Mae-Wan Ho: No Boundary Really Between Genetic and Epigenetic
…evolutionary science has now “moved on to such an extent” that she and Peter Saunders don’t really care anymore about “trying to convince the neo-Darwinists.”
Carl Zimmer and his “experts” continue to stand in the way of scientific progress. There is no such thing as an epigenome-wide association study outside the context of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) that link energy-dependent changes from angstroms to ecosystems in all living genera. The GWAS also link virus-driven energy theft to all pathology.
See: The phylogenetic utility and functional constraint of microRNA flanking sequences and RNA and dynamic nuclear organization
Energy-dependent RNA-mediated cell type differentiation is linked to all biodiversity via the innate immune system and supercoiled DNA. Virus-driven energy theft is linked from mutations to all pathology.