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The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance
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Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Publication date March 6, 2012
Pages 339
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780231161169
ISBN-10 0231161166
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $26.95
Other format details university press
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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 phenomena as how ants and queen bees control their colonies; why tortoiseshell cats are always female; why some plants need cold weather before they can flower; and how our bodies age and develop disease. Reaching beyond biology, epigenetics now informs work on drug addiction, the long-term effects of famine, and the physical and psychological consequences of childhood trauma. Carey concludes with a discussion of the future directions for this research and its ability to improve human health and well-being.



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9780231161169 | details & prices | 339 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $26.95
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