Lyle Armstrong

Garland Science
Published November 25, 2013
Textbook - 300 Pages - 122 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780815365112 - CAT# Y008494

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Topics Include:
• The two forms of epigenetic modification, DNA methylation and histone acetylation, and how they take place.
• How epigenetics controls cell function, including cellular differentiation and the role of epigenetics in stem cells.
• The role of epigenetics in disease, including cancer and mental health, where there is clear evidence of epigenetic involvement.


The concept of epigenetics has been known about since the 1940s, but it is only in the last 10 years that research has shown just how wide ranging its effects are. It is now a very widely-used term, but there is still a lot of confusion surrounding what it actually is and does.

Epigenetics is a new textbook that brings together the structure and machinery of epigenetic modification, how epigenetic modification controls cellular functions, and the evidence for the relationship between epigenetics and disease. It is a valuable source of information about all aspects of the subject for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals.



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