Has the genomics revolution reached its heyday? Inexpensive DNA and RNA sequencing brings the promise of personalized medicine and advances in trait identification for important crops. However, not all phenotypic variation results from changes in the DNA code. Learn more about epigenetics and how a greater understanding of these gene expression control mechanisms may help improve human and animal health, as well as the production of food and feed.
- Explain how epigenetics can affect plant, human and animal phenotypes, traits and gene expression
- Name tools of epigenetic control such as DNA methylation, non-coding RNAs and histone acetylation
- Discuss how researchers are using epigenetics to solve agricultural and medical challenges
Ability Level: Advanced
Session ID: 1904