Welcome to the first KEMOMIND blog post ever. This is a historical event for our platform. We are going to share the latest trends and news in a field of life-science. In this blog post we’ll share the Illumina podcast on sequencing the cancer epigenome.
The human genome contains 20 to 25 thousand unique genes, but how do our cells know which genes to turn on and off; and, when? Well, that’s the role of the epigenome, the chemicals and proteins that bind DNA and regulate gene expression. This gene regulation, also called epigenetics, is critical for human diseases, like cancer. Professor Susan Clark is Research Director of Genomics at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She’s an expert in applying genomics to studying DNA methylation and the role of epigenetics in human biology and cancer. Listen to Susan describe how her team uses next-generation sequencing (NGS) to better understand cancer and the human epigenome.
Here is the link: PODCAST