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The Resource The epigenetics revolution : how modern biology is rewriting our understanding of genetics, disease, and inheritance, Nessa Carey

The epigenetics revolution : how modern biology is rewriting our understanding of genetics, disease, and inheritance, Nessa Carey

Label
The epigenetics revolution : how modern biology is rewriting our understanding of genetics, disease, and inheritance
Title
The epigenetics revolution
Title remainder
how modern biology is rewriting our understanding of genetics, disease, and inheritance
Statement of responsibility
Nessa Carey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Nessa
Dewey number
616.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH450
LC item number
.C37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • QU 475
  • QU 475
NLM item number
C275e 2012
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epigenesis
  • Gene expression
Label
The epigenetics revolution : how modern biology is rewriting our understanding of genetics, disease, and inheritance, Nessa Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An ugly toad and an elegant man -- How we learned to roll uphill -- Life as we knew it -- Life as we know it now -- Why aren't identical twins actually identical? -- The sins of the fathers -- The generations game -- The battle of the sexes -- Generation X -- The message is not the medium -- Fighting the enemy within -- All in the mind -- The downhill slope -- Long live the queen -- The green revolution -- The ways ahead
Control code
ocn756045526
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 339 p.
Isbn
9780231161169
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011041032
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)756045526
Label
The epigenetics revolution : how modern biology is rewriting our understanding of genetics, disease, and inheritance, Nessa Carey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An ugly toad and an elegant man -- How we learned to roll uphill -- Life as we knew it -- Life as we know it now -- Why aren't identical twins actually identical? -- The sins of the fathers -- The generations game -- The battle of the sexes -- Generation X -- The message is not the medium -- Fighting the enemy within -- All in the mind -- The downhill slope -- Long live the queen -- The green revolution -- The ways ahead
Control code
ocn756045526
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 339 p.
Isbn
9780231161169
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011041032
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)756045526

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