What are genes? What do genes do? These seemingly simple questions are in fact challenging to answer accurately. As a result, there are widespread misunderstandings and over-simplistic answers, which lead to common conceptions widely portrayed in the media, such as the existence of a gene 'for' a particular characteristic or disease. In reality, the DNA we inherit interacts continuously with the environment and functions differently as we age. What our parents hand down to us is just the beginning of our life story. This ...

Making Sense of Genes 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107567498

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Making Sense of Genes 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107128132

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