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Advances in Virus Epigenetics – News-Medical.net

Growing evidence shows viruses exploit epigenetic processes to control their life cycles but epigentic regulation of viral infections is not fully understood.

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An interview from Dr. Amy Johnson,and Dr. Lewis Francis
Please give an overview of epigenetics and the importance of studying factors that impact human epigenetics.
Epigenetics refers to changes or modifications in genetic sequence that occur around, on top or in addition to traditional genetics. Several types of epigenetic modifications that can occur, including DNA methylation, histone modifications (acetylation, methylation), nucleosome positioning and RNA-associated silencing. These well c…

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