This purports to be a book about the epigenome, a really exciting, cutting-edge research subject which is exciting scientists and lay-people alike. However, the actual amount of information about the epigenome in this book could really have been written on a very small pamphlet. The vast majority is given over to using the epigenome to prove Intelligent Design. I did not buy the book for this. I wanted scientific facts, not evangelising. I certainly did not expect to be reading that prisoners benefit from discipleship programmes in US prisons - as far as I can see this really has nothing to do with epigenetics. The only piece of interesting information, about the possibility of physically altering our own epigenome for the better, was contained in a "side bar".
Added to this was the irritating fictitious university with their scaling down of people to enter cells. I can see that this could be a way to visualise certin things, but did they really have to have such characters, a 32yr old high school teacher who came second in a competition to be the first civilian to enter the cell in a personalised submarine. Not only that, but the winner had health issues so she was called up at the last minute....blah, blah, blah Please, treat us as adults
If you want to know about the epigenome, read Nessa Carey's "The Epigenetics Revolution"
If you don't want to know about the epigeneome, buy this book.