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In geology, epigenesis means changes in the mineral composition of a rock because of outside influences, e.g. the injection of a vein of ore into existing rock. Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason)) is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history, and the processes that shape it. ...

In biology, epigenesis has at least two distinct meanings: Main article: Life There are many universal units and common processes that are fundamental to the known forms of life. ...

  • the unfolding development of an organism, and in particular the development of a plant or animal from an egg or spore through a sequence of steps in which cells differentiate and organs form;
  • the theory that plants and animals develop in this way, in contrast to theories of preformation.

Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê shape and genesis creation) is one of three fundamental aspects of developmental biology along with the control of cell growth and cellular differentiation. ...

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Epigenesis Pharmaceuticals is a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing inhaled respiratory medicines for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Epigenesis is creating a series of medicines for the treatment of respiratory diseases through small molecule discovery methods.
Epigenesis is continuing its product development efforts by observing a broader asthma population in a Phase II clinical study using its new proprietary inhaled dry powder formulation.
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