Out Soon: Cancer, Autism and their Epigenetic Roots

June 11, 2014

For the past two years I've been working on a book for a general audience on the topic of epigenetics. The work was motivated by my readings and discussions with experts in the field, during and following an epigenetics conference held in Boston in 2012. I wrote a marketing report for Kalorama Information based on these studies, and in considering the link between epigenetics and disease, I became quite concerned that there may be a causal relationship between environmental agents that cause epigenetic changes and the increase in diseases such as autism, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and other illnesses.

The book considers a range of diseases and the evidence for their epigenetic bases. It moves through the history of genetics and epigenetics, and presents a new picture of the control of heredity and how the genome and the epigenome interact to produce the phenotype of the individual.

I hope that this work will help inform and raise concerns over our degrading environment and the introduction of a vast number of untested and unknown industrial, agricultural and biomedical substances.

The book, published by McFarland, will be appearing in the next few weeks.


Joanne Gentile said on June 13, 2014 - 8:24am:

What is your name so I can purchase?

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