Examining the Causal Relationship Between Genes, Epigenetics, and Human Health

Examining the Causal Relationship Between Genes, Epigenetics, and Human Health

Oscar J. Wambuguh (California State University – East Bay, USA)
Release Date: March, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 603
ISBN13: 9781522580669|ISBN10: 1522580662|EISBN13: 9781522580676|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8066-9


For as much as we know about DNA and gene expression, many more mysteries remain to be solved. Epigenetics and epigenomics seek to study heritable modifications in gene expression that do not involve underlying DNA sequences to further human health changes.

Examining the Causal Relationship Between Genes, Epigenetics, and Human Health provides innovative research methods and applications of chemical activation or deactivation of genes without altering the original DNA sequence. While highlighting topics including gene expression, personalized medicine, and public policy, this book is ideal for researchers, geneticists, biologists, medical professionals, students, and academics seeking current research on the expanding fields of genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, pharmacogenomics, and genome-wide association studies.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Autosomal Disorders
  • DNA Replication
  • Epigenetics
  • Epigenomics
  • Gene Expression
  • Genetic Code
  • Organic Toxicants
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Public Policy
  • Randomized Mutant

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

I have been a faculty member at California State University, East Bay since 2000 in Biology and Health Sciences departments. I have been teaching a variety of courses in the two departments including general biology, genes and human health, environmental health, human biology and nutrition. My main area of research is in environmental health sciences. With the rapid changes characterizing the world today, including effects of climate change, finding ways to live more sustainably on Earth is of great interest to us, non-scientists and scientists alike. My research focuses on the conservation of biological diversity, effects of climate change, solid waste disposal and recycling efforts in communities, renewable energy technology (RETs) development, and health effects of pesticides particularly in the world’s developing nations. I have written two books and published several articles on these topics.