A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution | A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution | Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters | Introducing Epigenetics | Junk DNA | Epigenetics | The Beak of the Finch
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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