Epigenetics is the most exciting field in biology today, developing our understanding of disease, hereditary traits, and evolution.In a striking comic book style, Introducing Epigenetics pulls apart the double helix, illustrating the key concepts in cell biology and exploring the route from Pythagoras s theory of spermism through the Human Genome Project to the present day....
|Title||:||Introducing Epigenetics: A Graphic Guide|
|Number of Pages||:||579 Pages|
|File Size||:||769 KB|
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Introducing Epigenetics: A Graphic Guide Reviews
As the book explains, while DNA is the code that defines an organism, epigenetics provides the notes on how to translate the code into a real live organism.
I bought this book for a friend who is interested in science and was asking me some questions about epigenetic. I looked through several books here at Amazon and decided to by this particular book. I was interested in the graphical approach to introducing the subject as I have a couple of other books on DNA sequencing and protein synthesis that presented the material in a nice way with great graphics. Unfortunately I was un impressed with the book and felt that the title was misleading. Although there were lots of pictures I didn't feel that they added much to the presentation of the material. Still I do think that it does provide an introduction to the subject for nonscientists.
While it is a good introduction to an interesting aspect of genetics, I felt that the illustrations, which were supposed to helpful, instead were at time distracting from the main narrative. I also do think that this would NOT be good for somebody with NO basic genetic knowledge. Overall, it's interesting for those who have a basic knowledge of biology and genetics, but would not recommend as an introductory book for someone with no background.
Great and easy to comprehend introduction to a complex subject. Would recommend to anyone that are interested to learn more about genetics and epigenetics in particular.
I was hoping the addition of visuals would contribute to the reader's understanding of the content, but the graphics are merely slightly entertaining commentary and do not at all aid in explaining the concepts of the book. Too bad. It's an ok book but not sure I would recommend.
Interesting information presented in an easy to understand format. Definitely part of the future of medicine.
This is a fascinating but very complicated topic that has a great deal of importance in the future of life as we know it. This book went a long way toward helping clarify certain things and doing it with humor. It helped in my class papers.
Good briefly demonstration for someone who has experience in DNA and genetics but not for everyone.