The Deeper Genome

The Deeper Genome

Why There Is More to the Human Genome Than Meets the Eye

Book - 2015
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As the Human Genome Project completed its mapping of the entire human genome, hopes ran high that we would rapidly be able to use our knowledge of human genes to tackle many inherited diseases, and understand what makes us unique among animals. But things didn't turn out that way... but the emerging picture is if anything far more exciting. Parrington gives an outline of the deeper genome, involving layers of regulatory elements controlling and coordinating the switching on and off of genes; the impact of its 3D geometry; the discovery of a variety of new RNAs playing critical roles; the epigenetic changes influenced by the environment and life experiences that can make identical twins different and be passed on to the next generation; and the clues coming out of comparisons with the genomes of Neanderthals as well as that of chimps about the development of our species.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ;, New York, NY :, Oxford University Press,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780199688739
0199688737
9780198813095
Characteristics: v, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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