The term "epigenome" refers to the collection of chemical
modifications to the DNA and chromatin in the nucleus of a cell, which
profoundly influence the functional
output of the genome. Epigenome research can provide novel insights into many
long-standing questions pertaining to gene regulation and genome function and has the potential to significantly improve
our knowledge of human biology and disease.
Our mission at the Center for Epigenomics is to
make transformative discoveries, by applying cutting-edge epigenomic techonlogies to critical basic and clinical research questions.