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Role of Epigenetic Changes in the Etiology of Human Diseases

Introduction The field of epigenetics is ever-growing and considered to be a relatively new branch of genetic research. However, the concept dates back to the 1940s when it was understood as a mechanism that involved gene and gene-product interactions responsible for phenotypic expression1. Epigenetics is now understood as stable, heritable changes in gene expression that […]

Using Whole Genome Sequencing in Patients with Neuromyelitis Optica

In the April 2014 Edition of Neurology, Benjamin Greenberg, Douglas Kerr, Tim Harris, Aaron Day-Williams and John Carulliwrote about a study that was conducted to deduce the inheritance pattern of those who suffered from Neuromyelitis Optica. Neuromyelitis Optica is an uncommon autoimmune disorder that can affect the nervous system, optic nerves, and the spinal cord. […]