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The Messages of Epigenetic Research

Jerome Kagan

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Epigenetic discoveries are having a profound effect on investigators trying to find links between genetics, on the one hand, and physiology and behavior on the other. The findings have yet to ... More


Afterword: Portraits from the Mind

Margaret Lock

in The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter presents emerging knowledge in both epigenetics and epidemiology, suggesting that forms of prevention that take a public health approach, including lifestyle changes, reduced ... More


Chance Untamed and the Return of Fate

Margaret Lock

in The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter demonstrates a reader-friendly discussion about the shift in orientation by molecular biologists away from genes per se, into the wider fields of genomics and epigenetics—that is, to the ... More


Perspectives

Stephen J. Simpson and David Raubenheimer

in The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145655
eISBN:
9781400842803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145655.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This concluding chapter looks at some of the big issues that remain in nutritional biology. Exploding protein into its constituent amino acids means having to deal with 19 extra dimensions, which is ... More


The human epigenome and cancer

Mukesh Verma

in Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition: Building the evidence for using genetic information to improve health and prevent disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398441
eISBN:
9780199776023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398441.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Epigenetics, the study of mechanisms that involve mitotically heritable changes in DNA other than changes in nucleotide sequence, represents a new frontier in research, especially in cancer. Most of ... More


Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology

John Dupré

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199691982
eISBN:
9780191738111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691982.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This volume collects essays written by John Dupré during his time as Director of the ESRC centre for Genomics in Society, and reflects his interest in the implications of emerging ideas in biology ... More


Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism

Victoria Pitts-Taylor (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479833498
eISBN:
9781479842308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

21st Century feminists are re-imagining nature, biology, and matter in feminist thought and critically addressing new developments in biology, physics, neuroscience, epigenetics and other scientific ... More


Time and health risks

Bob Heyman

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.05
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores the role of temporal considerations in risk-thinking. It argues that risk-thinkers maintain a resolutely forward-looking orientation, but cannot avoid placing temporal horizons ... More


Introduction

John Dupré

in Processes of Life: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199691982
eISBN:
9780191738111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691982.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introduction introduces the central themes that run through the following chapters, and provides a brief summary of the main theses defended in the chapters.


Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Manfred D. Laubichler (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Although cell biology is often considered to have arisen following World War II in tandem with certain technological developments—in particular, the electron microscope and cell fractionation—its ... More


Blinded by Science: The Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience

David Wastell and Susan White

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447322337
eISBN:
9781447322351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322337.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In recent years, new areas of biology, especially epigenetics and neuroscience, have enthralled the public imagination. They have been used as powerful arguments for developing social policy in a ... More


Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Darcia Narvaez, Jaak Panksepp, Allan N. Schore, and Tracy R. Gleason (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The field of cognitive psychology is in a state of empirical abundance, and experts now know more about mammalian brain function than ever before. In contrast, psychological problems such as ADHD, ... More


Designs for large life course studies of genetic effects

Camilla Stoltenberg and Andrew Pickles

in Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528487
eISBN:
9780191723940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528487.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The need to investigate genetic aetiology has led to studies of an unprecedented size and cost. This chapter reviews designs, methods of genetic analysis, and some current major studies including ... More


Afterword and conclusions

Andrew Pickles, Barbara Maughan, and Michael Wadsworth

in Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528487
eISBN:
9780191723940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528487.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Existing data resources have been used opportunistically to develop thinking about early life beginnings of life long vulnerability, and about long-term exposure to risk. These data resources can ... More


Play, Plasticity, and Ontogeny in Childhood

Anthony D. Pellegrini and Adam F. A. Pellegrini

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter contrasts the authors’ epigenetic position with an environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA) position, as represented in evolutionary psychology and its intellectual forbearer, ... More


Evolutionary genetics

Robert L. Perlman

in Evolution and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199661718
eISBN:
9780191774720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661718.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Evolution is often thought of in genetic terms, as a change in allele frequencies and in the phenotypes associated with these alleles in populations over time. Several evolutionary processes in ... More


Epigenetics and the Environmental Regulation of the Genome and Its Function

Michael J. Meaney

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

There are enduring effects of early experience on neural function. Such effects are often referred to under the rubric of “developmental programming.” This chapter reviews the emerging evidence for ... More


Life course epigenetics and healthy ageing

Paul Haggarty and Anne C Ferguson-Smith

in A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Because of their dynamic and heritable properties, epigenetic mechanisms have emerged as a promising biological explanation linking events and exposures across life to long-term health. Epigenetics ... More


Alcohol Use Disorders: A Developmental Science Approach to Etiology

Hiram E. Fitzgerald and Leon I. Puttler (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190676001
eISBN:
9780190676032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676001.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Chapters in this volume reflect, to one degree or another, eight critical aspects of contemporary research attempting to understand the etiologic processes that heighten risk or resilience factors ... More


Challenging the Modern Synthesis: Adaptation, Development, and Inheritance

Philippe Huneman and Denis Walsh (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199377176
eISBN:
9780199377190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199377176.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Since its origin in the early 20th century, the modern synthesis theory of evolution has grown to represent the orthodox view on the process of organic evolution. It is a powerful and successful ... More


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