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Too much of a good thing is epigenetic

By Anette Breindl
Senior Science Editor

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Growth control is critical for individual organs as well as whole organisms. That is certainly true for the brain, where pruning of neurons and of connections between them is critical to its function. More generally, overgrowth – defined as excessive height, head circumference or both – frequently goes along with intellectual disability.

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