When it Comes to Epigenetics, How Much Fun is Too Much? Comment and Reply

by Shea Robison (@EpigeneticsGuy) This post began as a simple reply to a comment from Alison M to this post about epigenetics and drug discovery, but suddenly bloomed into a full-fledged post of its own. Below is Alison M's original comment in italics for purely aesthetic purposes, followed by my reply (and I think Alison is actually … Continue reading When it Comes to Epigenetics, How Much Fun is Too Much? Comment and Reply

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Epigenetics and Environmental Ethics IV: Did Aristotle and Aquinas Discover DNA?

by Shea Robison (@EpigeneticsGuy) Epigenetics and Environmental Ethics I Epigenetics and Environmental Ethics II Epigenetics and Environmental Ethics III The next step in the chain of reasoning that produces both the modern self and the genome, and which also helps to explain both the scientific and non-scientific objections to epigenetics, is the elaboration of the soul … Continue reading Epigenetics and Environmental Ethics IV: Did Aristotle and Aquinas Discover DNA?

History, Part I: A Brief History of Epigenetics

by Shea Robison (@EpigeneticsGuy) In the history of modern Western evolutionary theory, the first use of the term epigenetics is generally attributed to Conrad Waddington in an article published in 1942.[1]  In this article Waddington used epigenetics as the name for the study of the causal mechanisms through which genes bring about their phenotypic effects and … Continue reading History, Part I: A Brief History of Epigenetics