Recommended Further Reading Introducing Genetics: A Graphic Guide by Steve Jones and Borin van Loon
(Icon Books, 2011) Introducing Evolution: A Graphic Guide by Dylan Evans and Howard Selina
(Icon Books, 2001, 2010) The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease and Inheritance by Nessa Carey (Icon Books, 2012) Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work by Kat Arney
(Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016) The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
(Fourth Estate, 2011) https://www.coursera.org/course/epigenetics: Online course. Requires an understanding of the basics of genetics. http://ihec-epigenomes.org/why-epigenomics/: Collection of articles and videos for a non-specialist audience.
Author’s Acknowledgements Many thanks to Kiera Jamison, Oliver Pugh and all at Icon Books for the opportunity, and for making this book happen! I’d also like to thank Catherine Anderson for her excellent advice (and wine). I’m also grateful to David Gillespie and Dixie Mager for teaching me so much about research and writing, and to Martin Hirst, Marco Marra, Steve Jones, İnanç Birol, Sam Aparicio and David Huntsman, plus Dominik Stoll, Joanne Johnson, Robyn Roscoe and the rest of the GSC Projects team, for giving me the opportunity to work on super cool genomics and epigenomics projects. Thanks also to my fellow IHEC Communications working group members for making those 5:30am teleconferences fun (after the tea kicks in); Eva Amsen, Erika Cule, Stephen Curry, Henry Gee, Richard Grant, Bob O’Hara, Frank Norman, Jenny Rohn, Steffi Suhr, Richard Wintle and the rest of the Occam’s Corner/Occam’s Typewriter blog collective (and friends) for all their support and helpful writing advice over the years; ditto Jane O’Hara, Anne Steinø and Susan Vickers; ditto the Just Write Vancouver Saturday Morning Meetup gang. I’d also like to thank Ann, Tom and Claire Dunn, and my wonderful husband Mark Ennis and all his family, for their years of love and support.
Cath Ennis has a research background in genetics, genomics and cancer, and works as a grant writer and project manager in Vancouver, Canada. She can be found online at www.enniscath.com.
Oliver Pugh is a designer and the illustrator of Introducing Infinity and Introducing Particle Physics.