Epigenetics in Today's Society by Seth M. Ratihn PhDEpigenetics in Today's Society by Seth M. Ratihn PhD

Epigenetics in Today's Society

bySeth M. Ratihn PhD

Paperback | November 10, 2016

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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. 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. Finally, it concludes with a discussion of the future directions for this research and its ability to improve human health and well-being.

Title:Epigenetics in Today's SocietyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:494 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.1 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 1.1 inPublished:November 10, 2016Publisher:BookLocker.com IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634917200

ISBN - 13:9781634917209

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1 - An Ugly Toad and an Elegant ManChapter 2 - How We Learned to Roll UphillChapter 3 - Life As We Knew ItChapter 4 - Reading the scriptChapter 5 - Life As We Know It NowChapter 6 - Why Aren't Identical Twins Actually Identical?Chapter 7 - The Sins of the FathersChapter 8 - The Generations GameChapter 9 - The Battle of the SexesChapter 10 - Generation XChapter 11 - The Message is Not the MediumChapter 12 - Fighting the Enemy WithinChapter 13 - All in the MindChapter 14 - The Downhill SlopeChapter 15 - Long Live the QueenChapter 16 - The Green RevolutionChapter 17 - The Ways AheadIndex