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About the Course

While the human genome sequence has transformed our understanding of human biology, it isn’t just the sequence of your DNA that matters, but also how you use it! How are some genes activated and others are silenced? How is this controlled? The answer is epigenetics. Epigenetics has been a hot topic for research over the past decade as it has become clear that aberrant epigenetic control contributes to disease (particularly to cancer). Epigenetic alterations are heritable through cell division, and in some instances are able to behave similarly to mutations in terms of their stability. Importantly, unlike genetic mutations, epigenetic modifications are reversible and therefore have the potential to be manipulated therapeutically. It has also become clear in recent years that epigenetic modifications are sensitive to the environment (for example diet), which has sparked a large amount of public debate and research. This course will give an introduction to the fundamentals of epigenetic control. We will examine epigenetic phenomena that are manifestations of epigenetic control in several organisms, with a focus on mammals. We will examine the interplay between epigenetic control and the environment and finally the role of aberrant epigenetic control in disease. All necessary information will be covered in the lectures, and recommended and required readings will be provided. There are no additional required texts for this course. For those interested, additional information can be obtained in the following textbook. Epigenetics. Allis, Jenuwein, Reinberg and Caparros. Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory Press. ISBN-13: 978-0879697242 | Edition: 1...

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Oct 1, 2018

This was an excellent course. All the material was well presented and the explanation of the sometimes complex subject matter was clear and understandable. Thank you for an great learning experience.

May 19, 2020

This course was new to me. All the concepts were explained in a very simplified manner. I am very happy to have done this course and find it a very interesting field to take upm in my future career.

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By nandini

May 15, 2020

very informative course

By Amália L

Aug 17, 2016

This course is amazing!

By Alfredo C R

May 19, 2020

thanks for evriyhing

By Afolake A

Mar 19, 2019

A very good course.

By Pedro T

Oct 9, 2016

It's pretty good :)

By Bart S

Mar 26, 2016

very comprehensive

By Erika R

May 12, 2020

Excellent course.

By Paul R

Nov 25, 2019

Excellent course!

By Andrés H O

Jun 11, 2018

Very nice course!

By Gloria J

Oct 8, 2018

Excellent course

By Dimas D T S C

Jun 6, 2016

just amazing =D

By Philip B P J

Apr 21, 2016

Very well done.

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Sep 19, 2019

Nice course!

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May 20, 2020

The best

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By Fall A

Oct 12, 2017

good .

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