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ERIC Number: EJ1089339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Transformative Role of Epigenetics in Child Development Research: Commentary on the Special Section
Keating, Daniel P.
Child Development, v87 n1 p135-142 Jan-Feb 2016
Lester, Conradt, and Marsit (2016) have assembled a set of articles that bring to readers of "Child Development" the scope and impact of the exponentially growing research on epigenetics and child development. This commentary aims to place this work in a broader context of theory and research by (a) providing a conceptual framework for developmental scientists who may be only moderately familiar with this emergent field; (b) considering these contributions in relation to the current status of work, highlighting its transformative nature; (c) suggesting cautions to keep in mind, while simultaneously clarifying that these do not undermine important new insights; and (d) identifying the prospects for future work that builds on the progress reflected in this special section.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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