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Epigenetics by Richard C. Francis
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Nov 27, 11

Read from November 18 to 27, 2011

Other reviewers weren't kidding when they said "brief introduction." Brief it was. And that's probably a good thing since the writing just didn't reel me in. On the bright side, I got the basics and now I can move on to other things. Though I'm probably going to worry about Tasmanian devils for some time....

I did enjoy the chapter on X inactivation but probably because it evoked memories of a book I once enjoyed on the X chromosome (X in Sex).

As far as reading it on my Kindle, I really, really don't like the lack of page numbers. Meh. But at least Goodreads translates percentage into pages on the reading progress graph. Yay! Goodreads.

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5.0% "My first ever read on a Kindle! My eyes and brain have just a wee bit of adjusting to do as they learn to read from that screen." 2 comments
17.0% "Really? The Deer Hunter was the only thing you could think of to help explain stress and PTSD? *sigh*"
25.0% "Man, this books makes me depressed for the general progress of humankind."
35.0% "Finally! Some interesting stuff -go x chromosomes and your random inactivation."
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message 2: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Hmm, this review makes me feel like I should take this off my to-read list...

Anne It's incredibly short and you are a really fast reader, so if you just want to know the essentials of epigenetics, I'd say it would be decent enough to get that job done. If you're not that interested, Wikiepedia would probably suffice :)

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