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Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance Hardcover – 22 Jul 2011
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The potential is staggering... The age of epigenetics has arrived. --Time, January 2010
About the Author
Richard C. Francis is a writer who has a PhD in biology from Stanford University. He is the author of Why Men Won't Ask for Directions.
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What your Granny did and what she was exposed to in her life might very well be determining how your genotype suppression and activation leads to that phenotype you despise when you look in the bathroom mirror of a morning......... no matter how hard you attempt to alter it!
This little tome is certainly worth the read. It achieves what it sets out to do on the cover sub-title by explaining: How environment shapes our genes - but does so in a surprising and interesting fashion.
Currently epigenetics is below the main public radar. That's going to change. This book, in its own small way, will assist that process.
Strangely there is no reference to memory. I would like to know how much our behaviour is programmed by our inheritance, which after reading this, MUST be dictated by the behaviour of our ancestors. The question bugging me is exemplified by "how do birds know how to build nests?" After this book I'm keen to expand my knowledge and you will be too.