Score: 5
From 12 Ratings

The Epigenetics Revolution


  • Author: Nessa Carey
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Genre: Life Sciences
  • File Size: 2906400 Bytes


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 ho...

The Epigenetics Revolution


  • Author: Nessa Carey
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Life Sciences
  • File Size: 3137282 Bytes


At the beginning of this century enormous progress had been made in genetics. The Human Genome Project finished sequencing human DNA. It seemed it was only a matter of time until we had all the answers to the secrets of life on this planet.The cutting-edge of biology, however, is telling us that we still don't even know all of the questions. How is it that, despite each cell in your body carrying exactly the same DNA, you don't have teeth growing out of your eyeballs or toenails on your liver? How is it that identical twins share exactly the same DNA and yet can exhibit dramatic differences in the way that they live and grow? It turns out that cells read the genetic code in DNA more like a script to be interpreted than a mould that replicates the sam...

The Epigenetics Revolution
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Epigenetics Revolution


  • Author : Nessa Carey
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231161169


The Epigenetics Revolution Book Description :

Introduces the new field that may revolutionize the understanding of human health and disease....

Junk DNA
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Junk DNA


  • Author : Nessa Carey
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848318267


Junk DNA Book Description :

From the author of the acclaimed The Epigenetics Revolution (‘A book that would have had Darwin swooning’ – Guardian) comes another thrilling exploration of the cutting edge of human science. For decades after the structure of DNA was identified, scientists focused purely on genes, the regions of the genome that contain codes for the production of proteins. Other regions – 98% of the human genome – were dismissed as ‘junk’. But in recent years researchers have discovered that variations in this ‘junk’ DNA underlie many previously intractable diseases, and they can now generate new approaches to tackling them. Nessa Carey explores, for the first time for a general audience, the incredible story behind a controversy that has generated...

Hacking the Code of Life

Hacking the Code of Life


  • Author : Nessa Carey
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785784989


Hacking the Code of Life Book Description :

'[A]n excellent, brisk guide to what is likely to happen as opposed to the fantastically remote.' - Los Angeles Review of Books In 2018 the world woke up to gene editing with a storm of controversy over twin girls born in China with genetic changes deliberately introduced by scientists – changes they will pass on to their own offspring. Genetic modification (GM) has been with us for 45 years now, but the new system known as CRISPR or gene editing can manipulate the genes of almost any organism with a degree of precision, ease and speed that we could only dream of ten years ago. But is it ethical to change the genetic material of organisms in a way that might be passed on to future generations? If a person is suffering from a lethal genetic disease,...

Epigenetics  How Environment Shapes Our Genes
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Epigenetics How Environment Shapes Our Genes


  • Author : Richard C. Francis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-06-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393080322


Epigenetics How Environment Shapes Our Genes Book Description :

Goodbye, genetic blueprint. . . . The first book for general readers on the game-changing field of epigenetics. The burgeoning new science of epigenetics offers a cornucopia of insights—some comforting, some frightening. For example, the male fetus may be especially vulnerable to certain common chemicals in our environment, in ways that damage not only his own sperm but also the sperm of his sons. And it’s epigenetics that causes identical twins to vary widely in their susceptibility to dementia and cancer. But here’s the good news: unlike mutations, epigenetic effects are reversible. Indeed, epigenetic engineering is the future of medicine....

Lamarck s Revenge
Score: 2.5
From 9 Ratings

Lamarck s Revenge


  • Author : Peter Ward
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632866172


Lamarck s Revenge Book Description :

Epigenetics upends natural selection and genetic mutation as the sole engines of evolution, and offers startling insights into our future heritable traits. In the 1700s, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck first described epigenetics to explain the inheritance of acquired characteristics; however, his theory was supplanted in the 1800s by Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection through heritable genetic mutations. But natural selection could not adequately explain how rapidly species re-diversified and repopulated after mass extinctions. Now advances in the study of DNA and RNA have resurrected epigenetics, which can create radical physical and physiological changes in subsequent generations by the simple addition of a single small molecule, thus passing...

Introducing Epigenetics

Introducing Epigenetics


  • Author : Cath Ennis
  • Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-02-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848319035


Introducing Epigenetics Book Description :

Epigenetics is the most exciting field in biology today, developing our understanding of how and why we inherit certain traits, develop diseases and age, and evolve as a species. This non-fiction comic book introduces us to genetics, cell biology and the fascinating science of epigenetics, which is rapidly filling in the gaps in our knowledge, allowing us to make huge advances in medicine. We’ll look at what identical twins can teach us about the epigenetic effects of our environment and experiences, why certain genes are 'switched on' or off at various stages of embryonic development, and how scientists have reversed the specialization of cells to clone frogs from a single gut cell. In Introducing Epigenetics, Cath Ennis and Oliver Pugh pull apart...

Identically Different

Identically Different


  • Author : Tim Spector
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2012-06-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780297866336


Identically Different Book Description :

Professor Tim Spector reveals the astonishing new science that is changing everything we thought we knew about genes and identity. 'Lucid, surprising and with a very human face. It brings epigenetics alive ... a great read!' Michael Mosley Since the discovery of DNA, scientists have believed that genes are fixed entities that cannot be changed by environment - we inherit them, pass them on to our children and take them with us when we die. Professor Tim Spector reveals how the latest genetic research and his own pioneering studies on epigenetics are rewriting everything we thought we knew about genes, identity and evolution. Conceptually, he explains, our genes are not fixed entities but more like plastic, able to change shape and evolve, and these c...

Evolution in Four Dimensions  revised edition
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Evolution in Four Dimensions revised edition


  • Author : Eva Jablonka
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262525848


Evolution in Four Dimensions revised edition Book Description :

A pioneering proposal for a pluralistic extension of evolutionary theory, now updated to reflect the most recent research....

DNA

DNA


  • Author : James D. Watson
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385351188


DNA Book Description :

Updated to include new findings in gene editing, epigenetics, agricultural chemistry, as well as two new chapters on personal genomics and cancer research...

Change Your Genes  Change Your Life

Change Your Genes Change Your Life


  • Author : Kenneth R. Pelletier
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Release Date : 2018-10-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781579830571


Change Your Genes Change Your Life Book Description :

Our biology is no longer destiny. Our genes respond to everything we do, according to the revolutionary new science of epigenetics. In other words, our inherited DNA doesn’t rigidly determine our health and disease prospects as the previous generation of geneticists believed. Especially in the last ten years, scientists have confirmed that the vast majority of our genes are actually fluid and dynamic. An endless supply of new studies prove that our health is an expression of how we live our lives—that what we eat and think and how we handle daily stress, plus the toxicity of our immediate environment—creates an internal biochemistry that can actually turn genes on or off. Managing these biochemical effects on our genome is the new key to radian...