The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral Epigenetics

Title

The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral Epigenetics

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Description

Why do we grow up to look, act, and feel as we do? Through most of the 20th century, scientists and laypeople answered this question by referring to two factors alone: our experiences and our genes. But recent discoveries about how genes work have revealed a new way to understand the developmental origins of our characteristics. These discoveries have emerged from the new science of behavioral epigenetics—and just as the whole world has now heard of DNA, "epigenetics" will be a household word in the near future.

In spite of how important this research is, behavioral epigenetics is still relatively unknown to non-biologists. The Developing Genome is an introduction to this exciting new discipline; it will allow readers without a background in biology to learn about this work and its revolutionary implications.

ISBN

9780199922345

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

Oxford ; New York, NY

Keywords

Epigenetics, Genetics, Heredity, Genomes, Epigenetik, Genetik, Genom

Disciplines

Genetics and Genomics