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Epigenetics Methods - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128194140, 9780128194157

Epigenetics Methods, Volume 18

1st Edition

Editor: Trygve Tollefsbol
Paperback ISBN: 9780128194140
eBook ISBN: 9780128194157
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd July 2020
Page Count: 736
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Table of Contents

Introduction to human genetics
Stankiewicz, Lupski, Tekin
1. Modelling candidate genes vs genetic variants
Walz, Young
2. Disease in a dish: Cellular models to understand human conditions
Walz, Goldstein
3. The Yeast , a versatile model system to study human disease
4. The worm, how can it help?
K. A. Caldwell; G.A. Caldwell
5. Understanding human genetic disease with the fly
6. The fish as a model for human diseases
Badano; Katsantis
7. The mouse model
Young, Walz
8. Large animal models of rare genetic disorders
Eccles; Sasaki
9. Crisper/Cas technology
10. Integrative modeling and novel technologies in human genomics


In recent years, the field of epigenetics has grown significantly, driving new understanding of human developmental processes and disease expression, as well as advances in diagnostics and therapeutics. As the field of epigenetics continues to grow, methods and technologies have multiplied, resulting in a wide range of approaches and tools researchers might employ.

Epigenetics Methods offers comprehensive instruction in methods, protocols, and experimental approaches applied in field of epigenetics. Here, across thirty-five chapters, specialists offer step-by-step overviews of methods used to study various epigenetic mechanisms, as employed in basic and translational research. Leading the reader from fundamental to more advanced methods, the book begins with thorough instruction in DNA methylation techniques and gene or locus-specific methylation analyses, followed by histone modification methods, chromatin evaluation, enzyme analyses of histone methylation, and studies of non-coding RNAs as epigenetic modulators. Recently developed techniques and technologies discussed include single-cell epigenomics, epigenetic editing, computational epigenetics, systems biology epigenetic methods, and forensic epigenetic approaches. Epigenetics methods currently in-development, and their implication for future research, are also considered in-depth.

In addition, as with the wider life sciences, reproducibility across experiments, labs, and subdisciplines is a growing issue for epigenetics researchers. This volume provides consensus-driven methods instruction and overviews. Tollefsbol and contributing authors survey the range of existing methods; identify best practices, common themes, and challenges; and bring unity of approach to a diverse and ever-evolving field.

Key Features

  • Includes contributions by leading international investigators involved in epigenetic research and clinical and therapeutic application
  • Integrates technology and translation with fundamental chapters on epigenetics methods, as well as chapters on more novel and advanced epigenetics methods
  • Written at verbal and technical levels that can be understood by scientists and students alike
  • Includes chapters on state-of-the-art techniques such as single-cell epigenomics, use of CRISPR/Cas9 for epigenetic editing, and epigenetics methods applied to forensics


Human geneticists; human genomicists; translational researchers in genomic medicine, epigenetics, aging, developmental and molecular biology; life science researchers; oncologists; immunologists; bioengineers; developmental biologists; pharmacologists in industry and academia


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About the Editor

Trygve Tollefsbol

Trygve Tollefsbol

Dr. Tollefsbol is a Professor of Biology and a Senior Scientist in the Center for Aging, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is Director of the UAB Cell Senescence Culture Facility which he established in 1999 and a Steering Committee Member of the UAB Center for Aging. Dr. Tollefsbol trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Research Professor with members of the National Academy of Science at Duke University and the University of North Carolina. He earned doctorates in molecular biology and osteopathic medicine from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center and his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Houston. He has received prior funding from the NIA, NCI, NHLBI, NIMH and other federal institutes as well as the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) among many other sources.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biology and Senior Scientist, Center for Aging, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), USA