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Anyone seriously interested in who we are and how we function should read this book.(Peter Forbes The Guardian)
Nessa Carey takes us on a lively and up-to-date tour of what's known about epigenetic mechanisms and their implications for ageing and cancer.(Laurence Hurst, University of Bath Focus Magazine)
[Nessa Carey's] book combines an easy style with a textbook's thoroughness.... A bold attempt to bring epigenetics to a wide audience.(Jonathan Weitzman Nature)
Carey's report on the rapidly developing state of epigenetics research may help nonscientists with public-policy, investment, and health-care decisions.(Booklist)
An exhilarating exploration of an exciting new field, and a good gift for a bright biologystudent looking for a career choice.(Kirkus Reviews)
An enlightening introduction to what scientists have learned in the past decade about [epigenetics].(Carl Zimmer The Wall Street Journal)
This book provides an excellent introduction to a fascinating new field that may revolutionize our understanding of human health and disease. Highly recommended.(Library Journal)
A must-read for every intelligent person who likes to know what is going on in modern science.(Graham Storrs New York Journal of Books)
she provides an excellent and largely accurate account of a fascinating and fast-moving area of modern biology.(Jonathan Hodgkin Times Literary Supplement)
Written in an engaging manner using everyday metaphors to clarify complex concepts and utilizing well--defined diagrams, the author has produced an outstanding book with her wit and expertise.(Rita Hoots NSTA Recommends (National Science Teachers Association))
Nessa Carey is a visiting professor at Imperial College in London and currently works in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, where she has specialized in epigenetics for nearly a decade. She has strong relationships with leading epigenetics researchers, medical labs in Europe, and with some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States, including the Harvard Medical School, the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Wistar Institute.
Recommended for anyone with an interest in biology or modern science more generally.
The book is written in a sort of textbook style. Read more
I bought this book to learn about epigenetics. I assume that Carey's science is solid. It certainly seems to be. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Zukas
Learned a lot about how genes are activated or deactivated via DNA methylation or histone deacetylization. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dennis Werner
This is a complicated subject that gets more complicated as you get deeper into the book. I've only recently become interested in genetics and I find the subject fascinating. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stuart Rubens
The author takes a very complex subject and manages to break it down for the rest of us. I feel like I just completed a course on modern genetics. Wow.Published 2 months ago by JCraig
This is not a book for the technically faint of heart. The subject matter is fascinating, how chemical add ons to DNA are essential to embryonic development, can cause disease and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Walker
Revealing, refreshing, really good. Learn why identical twins aren't REALLLY identical.Published 2 months ago by Bill McConnell