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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

[Carey] 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)

About the Author

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.

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