Can science resolve the nature/nurture debate? /

"Since the 1950s, the new science of epigenetics has demonstrated how cellular environments and certain experiences and behaviors influence gene expression at the molecular level, with significant implications for health and wellbeing. To the amazement of scientists, mapping the human genome indirec...

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Main Author: Lock, Margaret,
Other Authors: Gísli Pálsson, 1949-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 2016
Series: New human frontiers series.
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Summary: "Since the 1950s, the new science of epigenetics has demonstrated how cellular environments and certain experiences and behaviors influence gene expression at the molecular level, with significant implications for health and wellbeing. To the amazement of scientists, mapping the human genome indirectly supported these insights. Anthropologists Margaret Lock and Gisli Palsson outline vituperative arguments from Classical times about the relationship between nature and nurture, furthered today by epigenetic findings and the demonstration of a 'reactive genome.' The nature/nurture debate, they show, can never be put to rest, because these concepts are in constant flux in response to the new insights science continually offers."--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description: viii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780745689968
0745689965
9780745689975
0745689973
9780745689999
074568999X
9780745690001
0745690009
Local Notes: Bookplate, front inside cover: Clendening Library.