Epigenetics methods in biological research

Chapter

Abstract

  • Advances in epigenetics methods are critical to the field of epigenetics and have developed at a rapid rate over the past decade. These new methods have occurred not only at the gene- and locus-specific levels, but also encompass methods applied to the epigenome. Numerous novel methods have developed for elucidating the many mysteries of how DNA methylation and histone modifications control gene expression. Other molecular mechanisms such as those carried out by noncoding RNAs are also important to epigenetics and rapid advances in assessing noncoding RNAs have occurred as well. These new methods are being applied in ways that are completely changing conventional views of the role of epigenetics in health and disease.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780128194140
  • Start Page

  • 3
  • End Page

  • 14