Epigenetics and Public Policy: The Tangled Web of Science and Politics

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by Shea K. Robison (Author)

Epigenetics and Public Policy: The Tangled Web of Science and Politics

by Shea K. Robison (Author)

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.


• Focuses on the latest developments in epigenetics, a subject that is attracting increased attention among scientists and researchers yet is practically unknown among policymakers and members of the general public

• Explains how epigenetics works, how it is related to genetics, how it differs from conventional genetics, the different kinds of epigenetic mechanisms, and the political history of genetics and epigenetics

• Addresses the latest research on epigenetics within the context of hot public policy topics such as cancer, obesity, and the environment and identifies potential policy recommendations

Product details

  • Hardcover: 365 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (April 19, 2018)
  • Language: English