The epigenetics market was valued as a USD 3.12 billion market in 2016 and is expected to show a very high growth. It is forecasted to become a USD 10.03 billion market by 2021, showing a CAGR as high as 26.85%
Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene expression caused by certain base pairs in DNA, or RNA, being "turned off" or "turned on" again, through chemical reactions. In biology, and specifically genetics, epigenetics is mostly the study of heritable changes that are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence; to a lesser extent, epigenetics also describes the study of stable, long-term alterations in the transcriptional potential of a cell that are not necessarily heritable. The term also refers to the changes themselves: functionally relevant changes to the genome that do not involve a change in the nucleotide sequence. Examples of mechanisms that produce such changes are DNA methylation and histone modification, each of which alters how genes are expressed without altering the underlying DNA sequence.
Global Epigenetics Market- Market Dynamics
The report details several driving and restraining factors of the global epigenetics market. Some of them are listed below.
The epigenetics market is segmented mainly on the basis of technique and geography. The mechanism/technology sector can be segmented into three different categories mainly DNA Methylation, RNA Interference, and Histone Modifications. On the basis of geography, the market is divided into North America, Europe, APAC and the Rest of the World.
Some of the key players in the market are:
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