Why can identical twins develop different diseases like schizophrenia? Why are tortoiseshell cats all the time female? Why was once Audrey Hepburn so delicately beautiful? Why do we age, develop disease or change into addicted to drugs? Astonishingly, the answers to these kinds of questions lie in epigenetics. The fasting moving field in biology as of late, it has at its heart the realisation that cells read genetic code more like a script to be interpreted than a blueprint that replicates the same result each and every time. Biologist Nessa Carey deftly takes us through the thrilling developments epigenetics has undergone in contemporary years, explores the far-reaching consequences it has for our understanding of life, and reveals the amazing possibilities that epigenetics holds for each and every of us in the surprisingly near future. An interesting and thought-provoking book so that they can teach you all you want to know about DNA and genetics. This paperback book has 340 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.7 x 2cm.