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Epigenetics and Public Policy.

Author: Shea K Robison
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2018.
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Robison, Shea K.
Epigenetics and Public Policy: the Tangled Web of Science and Politics.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shea K Robison
ISBN: 9781440844706 1440844704
OCLC Number: 1030819442
Notes: Waddington and the Theoretical Biology Club.
Description: 1 online resource (378 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Epigenetics and Public Policy: The Tip of the Iceberg; The What of Epigenetics; The When of Epigenetics; The Why of Epigenetics and Politics: The Epipolitics Model; Part 1: The Science of Epigenetics; Chapter 1: Epigenetics 101; Genetics; Genes and Evolution; How Epigenetics Works; Methylation; Chromatin Remodeling; RNA-Mediated Inheritance; Conclusion; Environmental Responsiveness; Epigenetic Inheritance; Chapter 2: Epigenetics and Inheritance: Past, Present, and Future. A Brief History of Inheritance (and Why It Is Still Important Today)Inheritance before Darwin; Inheritance after Darwin (and Mendel); Inheritance, Politics, and Epigenetics; What Is Epigenetic Inheritance?; Cell-to-Cell Epigenetic Inheritance; Organism-to-Organism Epigenetic Inheritance; Soma-Germ Line Epigenetic Inheritance; Intergenerational Epigenetic Inheritance; Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance; Epigenetic Inheritance in Humans; Conclusion; Part 2: The Political History of Epigenetics; Chapter 3: Epigenetics, Lamarck, and Politics; "Epigenetics" through History. Epigenetics and the LeftEpigenetics and the Right; Epigenetics, Politics, and Narratives; Jean-Baptiste Lamarck: Evolution (and "Epigenetics") before Darwin; The Unfortunate Legacy of Lamarck; Lamarck's Actual Lamarckism (or How Contemporary Epigenetics Is Not Lamarckian); Darwin, Lamarck, and "Epigenetics"; Judging Lamarck; Weismann and Lamarck; Conclusion; Chapter 4: The Evolution of Evolution; Biology and Society in the 1800s; Science, Society, and Ideology; Geology, Biology, and Society; Geology and Religion; Geology and Biology; Biology and Politics; Lamarck to Darwin. Chapter 5: Lamarck to DarwinEpigenetics: A Revolution from Within; Lamarckism and Darwinism: Separated at Birth?; Two Diverging Roads; Charles Lyell: The "Missing Link" between Lamarck and Darwin; Lyell and Lamarck; Lyell and Darwin; The Biology of Contentment and Discontent; Order as the Natural Order; The Other Side of Evolution; Alfred Russel Wallace: Socialism, Ideology, and Evolution; Conclusion; Chapter 6: Ideology and Biology at the Turn of the Century; The Evolution of Evolution and Genetics; The Politics of the "Eclipse" of Darwinism; Eugenics, Genetics, and "Epigenetics." The "Epigenetics" of Neo-LamarckismGenetics and the Progressive Movement in America; Science, Eugenics, and the New State; Chapter 7: C.H. Waddington and the Genesis of Epigenetics; The Beginning of Actual Epigenetics; The Genesis of Waddington the Epigeneticist; Waddington, the Embryologist; Epigenetics, Politics, and Science; A Tale of Two Fields; Drifting or Running Apart?; The Failure of Rapprochement; The Birth of Epigenetics; Why "Epigenetics"?; Epigenetics and the Healing of Modern Science; Chapter 8: Epigenetics and the Dustbin of History; Epigenetics and Socialism?

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