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Epigenetics and public policy : the tangled web of science and politics

Author: Shea K Robison
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2018]
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This book discusses how epigenetics works, recent research, political implications, and how it intersects with cancer, obesity, the environment, and the law. Includes the political history of genetics and epigenetics, and explores possible changes in public policy in the age of a new scientific frontier, and how new findings and increased acceptance of epigenetic science may lead to paradigm shifts in treating  Read more...
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Robison, Shea K.
Epigenetics and public policy.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2018]
(DLC) 2018009175
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shea K Robison
ISBN: 9781440844706 1440844704 1440844690 9781440844690
OCLC Number: 1028622932
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: pt. 1. The science of epigenetics --
pt. 2. The political history of epigenetics --
pt. 3. Epigenetics in public policy.
Responsibility: Shea K. Robison.

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This book discusses how epigenetics works, recent research, political implications, and how it intersects with cancer, obesity, the environment, and the law. Includes the political history of genetics and epigenetics, and explores possible changes in public policy in the age of a new scientific frontier, and how new findings and increased acceptance of epigenetic science may lead to paradigm shifts in treating disease.

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