Epigenetics and Public Policy: The Tangled Web of Science and Politics, 1st Edition

  • Shea K. Robison
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  • ISBN-10: 1440844704
  • ISBN-13: 9781440844706
  • DDC: 616.042
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 220 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The exciting field of epigenetics offers novel and unanticipated science-based insights into human origins and development. This book presents one of the first detailed examinations of the political implications of epigenetics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction Epigenetics and Public Policy: The Tip of the Iceberg.
The Science of Epigenetics.
1: Epigenetics 101.
2: Epigenetics and Inheritance: Past, Present, and Future.
The Political History of Epigenetics.
3: Epigenetics, Lamarck, and Politics.
4: The Evolution of Evolution.
5: Lamarck to Darwin.
6: Ideology and Biology at the Turn of the Century.
7: C. H. Waddington and the Genesis of Epigenetics.
8: Epigenetics and the Dustbin of History.
Epigenetics in Public Policy.
9: Epigenetics and Obesity: Cause and Responsibility.
10: A Short Political History of Cancer.
11: Contemporary Epigenetics and the Causes of Cancer.
12: Shifting Foundations: Cancer, Genetics, and Epigenetics.
Conclusion The Tangled Web of Science and Politics.
About the Author.