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Manuscript Monday: The Epigenetics Revolution

On this weeks Manuscript Monday Meredith recommends The Epigenetics Revolution by Nessa Carey.

Yes, I read books about genetics for leisure. Maybe you want to, too.

In fact, I’m so convinced that others would want to read this book that I’ve lent it out many times until it didn’t come back. Take that as you will—either that person loved it so much they wanted to keep it, or they didn’t open it and it’s at the back of their book shelf.

Here’s why you might like it: because it’s about you! Aside from the (obvious) fascination that accompanies learning about the wonders of biology, it will give you a small sense of control over your fate. Or rather, DNA. Yes, your DNA is not going to change, but the field of epigenetics has shown that genes can be turned on or off.

'On or off? But how?' you might ask.

Mostly food and environment. If that answer is sufficient for you, this book might not be your jam. But if instead you have more questions, you now know where to go.


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