Homework Question on“The Epigenetics Revolution”
- Book report on the book ” The Epigenetics Revolution” by Nessar Carey.
- How Modern Biology in Rewriting our Understanding of Genetics, Disease and Inheritance by Nessa Carey
Homework Answer on“The Epigenetics Revolution”
In her book, The Epigenetics Revolution, Nessa Carey outlines the shortcomings of genetic coding in explaining the development and behavior of organisms. She outlines the contribution of nurture and nature to biological diversity. This book was published in 2012 and gives an accurate account of the progress in genetics for the past two decades. The book has an introduction and sixteen chapters. In the introduction, Carey discusses the history of genetic coding and focuses on DNA testing.
She builds a case of epigenetics as a better explanation for the interaction between evolution and genetics. In the first chapter, Carey discusses the experiments conducted by John Gurdon using human and toad cells. The experiment aimed at explaining how cells lose genetic materials over time. She also outlines the efforts by Conrad Waddington and other scientists to introduce epigenetics in the 1950s.
In the second chapter, Carey discusses the progress in cell biology including attempts to clone mammals. She gives an account of scientific efforts in cloning human beings. She explains that scientists are still far from achieving this goal and outlines that many scientists are limited in their understanding of epigenetics. In third and fourth chapter, Carey goes back to genetic coding and explains DNA testing in detail. Genetic coding shows that epigenetics events occur without explaining why the events occur.