The Epigenetics Revolution Elektronische Ressource How Modern Biology is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance

By: Carey, Nessa
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2012Description: Online-Ressource (353 p) Media type: Computermedien Carrier type: Online-RessourceISBN: 9780231161169Genre/Form: Electronic books Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 616.042 LOC classification: QL971Online resources: Click here to access online | Volltext | Volltext | Click here to access online
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Contents; Acknowledgements ix; Introduction 1; Chapter 1: An Ugly Toad and an Elegant Man 11; Chapter 2: How We Learned to Roll Uphill 23; Chapter 3: Life As We Knew It 42; Chapter 4: Life As We Know It Now 54; Chapter 5: Why Aren't Identical Twins Actually Identical? 75; Chapter 6: The Sins of the Fathers 97; Chapter 7: The Generations Game 115; Chapter 8: The Battle of the Sexes 129; Chapter 9: Generation X 152; Chapter 10: The Message is Not the Medium 178; Chapter 11: Fighting the Enemy Within 205; Chapter 12: All in the Mind 233; Chapter 13: The Downhill Slope 262.
Chapter 14: Long Live the Queen 282Chapter 15: The Green Revolution 293; Chapter 16: The Ways Ahead 304; Notes 313; Glossary 325; Index 329;.
Summary: Epigenetics has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on earth. It explains why mapping an organism's DNA code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity. Conducting a survey of the twenty-year history of the field while also showcasing its latest findings, this volume provides a solid introduction for grasping the foundations of epigenetics, the field's recent discoveries and innovations, and its practical and theoretical applications. Epigenetics isSummary: Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth. It explains why mapping an organism's genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity. Surveying the twenty-year history of the field while also highlighting its latest findings and innovations, this volume provides a readily understandable introduction to the foundations of epigenetics. Nessa Carey, a leading epigenetics researcher, connects the field's arguments to such diverse phenom
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Contents; Acknowledgements ix; Introduction 1; Chapter 1: An Ugly Toad and an Elegant Man 11; Chapter 2: How We Learned to Roll Uphill 23; Chapter 3: Life As We Knew It 42; Chapter 4: Life As We Know It Now 54; Chapter 5: Why Aren't Identical Twins Actually Identical? 75; Chapter 6: The Sins of the Fathers 97; Chapter 7: The Generations Game 115; Chapter 8: The Battle of the Sexes 129; Chapter 9: Generation X 152; Chapter 10: The Message is Not the Medium 178; Chapter 11: Fighting the Enemy Within 205; Chapter 12: All in the Mind 233; Chapter 13: The Downhill Slope 262.

Chapter 14: Long Live the Queen 282Chapter 15: The Green Revolution 293; Chapter 16: The Ways Ahead 304; Notes 313; Glossary 325; Index 329;.

Epigenetics has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on earth. It explains why mapping an organism's DNA code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity. Conducting a survey of the twenty-year history of the field while also showcasing its latest findings, this volume provides a solid introduction for grasping the foundations of epigenetics, the field's recent discoveries and innovations, and its practical and theoretical applications. Epigenetics is

Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth. It explains why mapping an organism's genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity. Surveying the twenty-year history of the field while also highlighting its latest findings and innovations, this volume provides a readily understandable introduction to the foundations of epigenetics. Nessa Carey, a leading epigenetics researcher, connects the field's arguments to such diverse phenom

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