Caister Academic Press

Educational Resources for Epigenetics

Yuk Jing Loke and Jeffrey M. Craig
from: Epigenetics: A Reference Manual (Edited by: Jeffrey M. Craig and Nicholas C. Wong). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2011)

Abstract

Epigenetics can appear as an impenetrable subject; not just to those encountering it for the first time, but to those within the field too. However, epigenetics, like any subject can be made easier to understand using a combination of clear language, creative illustrations and even animations and film clips. This chapter aims to point readers of all experiences towards helpful and easy-to-read resources that educate about epigenetics. It is split into two main sections, the first aimed at a lay audience including teachers and high school students and the second, at graduate and postgraduate students and beyond. Each section contains summaries of published articles and web sites. The chapter ends with a short section on epigenetic societies and research networks and a summary table of resources. It is intended to provide a sample of some of the best short to medium length reviews on general topics within the field of epigenetics and while we cover a wide variety of themes, we apologise for any areas not covered. We cite the URLs of freely-available articles wherever possible, but many articles will require library access. We also urge readers to contact authors or publishers if they wish to distribute any of the articles for teaching purposes read more ...
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