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The Resource Epigenetics : how environment shapes our genes, Richard C. Francis

Epigenetics : how environment shapes our genes, Richard C. Francis

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Epigenetics : how environment shapes our genes
Title
Epigenetics
Title remainder
how environment shapes our genes
Statement of responsibility
Richard C. Francis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. " - Publishers description
Summary
Discusses how scientific evidence is increasingly showing a link between the stress of the environment on an individual and the seemingly inherited traits of his or her subsequent generations
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395321
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
572.8/65
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH450
LC item number
.F73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the ultimate mystery of inheritance
Label
Epigenetics : how environment shapes our genes, Richard C. Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2011 with the subtitle: The ultimate mystery of inheritance
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-215) and index
Contents
What your genes are wearing -- A grandmother effect -- Directors, actors, stagehands -- What roids wrought -- The well-socialized gene -- Kentucky fried chicken in Bangkok -- Twigs, trees, and fruits -- What Wright wrought -- X-women -- Horses asses -- Sea urchins are not just to eat -- Pray for the devil -- The Janus gene
Control code
ocn755704872
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 234 p.
Isbn
9780393342284
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)755704872
Label
Epigenetics : how environment shapes our genes, Richard C. Francis
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2011 with the subtitle: The ultimate mystery of inheritance
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-215) and index
Contents
What your genes are wearing -- A grandmother effect -- Directors, actors, stagehands -- What roids wrought -- The well-socialized gene -- Kentucky fried chicken in Bangkok -- Twigs, trees, and fruits -- What Wright wrought -- X-women -- Horses asses -- Sea urchins are not just to eat -- Pray for the devil -- The Janus gene
Control code
ocn755704872
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 234 p.
Isbn
9780393342284
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)755704872

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