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Gene expression and its discontents : the social production of chronic disease

Author: Rodrick Wallace; Deborah Wallace
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A cognitive paradigm for gene expression, via the asymptotic limit theorems of information theory, allows better understanding of how embedding context affects the development of organisms. In sum, epigenetic information sources act as tunable catalysts, directing ontogeny into characteristic pathways, a perspective having important implications for epigenetic epidemiology. The authors show how environmental  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rodrick Wallace; Deborah Wallace
ISBN: 9781441914811 1441914811 144191482X 9781441914828 9781489985316 148998531X
OCLC Number: 436030927
Description: ix, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Models of development.- Groupoid symmetries.- Epigenetic catalysis.- Developmental disorders.- An interim perspective.- The obesity pandemic in the US.- Coronary heart disease in the US.- Cancer: a developmental perspective.- Autoimmune disorders.- Demoralization and obesity in Upper Manhattan.- Death at an early age: AIDS and related mortality in New York City.- Final thoughts.- Mathematical appendix.- References.
Other Titles: Social production of chronic disease
Responsibility: Rodrick Wallace, Deborah Wallace.

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This volume examines a class of probability models describing how epigenetic context affects gene expression and organismal development, using the asymptotic limit theorems of information theory in a  Read more...

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