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Epigenetics: Beyond Genetics

Cheryl Natividad

267 pages
Arcler Education Inc
DNA is touted as containing the blueprint of life. Therefore, changes in the blueprint will have an impact on the living organism. While this has been proven to be usually true, it has also been established that heritable changes in gene function can occur even if the DNA remains unchanged. Epigenetics-Beyond Genetics introduces the field of epigenetics that aims to understand the mechanisms, outside the DNA sequence, that influence gene function and regulation and the various factors that affect these mechanisms. It provides an in-depth look at how two of the epigenetic mechanisms, namely DNA methylation and histone modification, are at work, especially in the human or mammalian milieu.
Author Bio
Cheryl Agdaca- Natividad graduated with a BS Biology degree (magna cum laude) at the Saint Louis University, Baguio City in the Philippines. She took the licensure examination for secondary teachers in 2003 where she ranked no. 10 among the examinees. She earned her masters degree in Genetics at the premier state university, University of the Philippines Los Baños. She taught in the same university from 2006-2017 handling lecture and laboratory classes in general biology, cell biology, genetics, and molecular genetics. Apart from teaching, her work involved proposing and revising laboratory manuals and mentoring students in their research work.