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Beyond Our Genes

Pathophysiology of Gene and Environment Interaction and Epigenetic Inheritance

Editors: Teperino, Raffaele (Ed.)

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  • The book highlights the relevance of human physiology and disease susceptibility
    Can be read by  both general and specialized readers 
    Studies acquired epigenetic inheritance of phenotypic setpoints

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The genotype/phenotype dichotomy is being slowly replaced by a more complex relationship whereby the majority of phenotypes arise from interactions between one’s genotype and the environment in which one lives. Interestingly, it seems that not only our lives, but also our ancestors’ lives, determine how we look.

This newly recognized form of inheritance is known as (epi)genetic, as it involves an additional layer of information on top of the one encoded by the genes. Its discovery has constituted one of the biggest paradigm shifts in biology in recent years. Understanding epigenetic factors may help explain the pathogenesis of several complex human diseases (such as diabetes, obesity and cancer) and provide alternative paths for disease prevention, management and therapy.

This book introduces the reader to the importance of the environment for our own health and the health of our descendants, sheds light on the current knowledge on epigenetic inheritance and opens a window to future developments in the field.

About the authors

Raffaele Teperino, PhD is based at the Institute of Experimental Genetics of the Helmholtz Research Center for Environmental Health in Munich.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Food and Nutrition as Prime Environmental Factors

    Pages 3-16

    Nettore, Immacolata Cristina (et al.)

  • Circadian Rhythms in Health and Disease

    Pages 17-35

    Kiessling, Silke

  • Environmental Factors’ Interference in Endocrine Aspects of Male Reproduction

    Pages 37-51

    Pivonello, Claudia (et al.)

  • Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Their Effect on Health Later in Life

    Pages 53-77

    Engdahl, Elin (et al.)

  • Gene-Environment Interaction and Individual Susceptibility to Metabolic Disorders

    Pages 81-94

    Dahlman, Ingrid (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35213-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35212-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Our Genes
Book Subtitle
Pathophysiology of Gene and Environment Interaction and Epigenetic Inheritance
Editors
  • Raffaele Teperino
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35213-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35213-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35212-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 266
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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