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Epigenomics is a field which is analogous to genomics and proteomics. It is the systematic analysis of the gene expression and the epigenetic modifications on the genetic material of a cell. An organism has several, cell type-specific, epigenomes comprising epigenetic marks such as DNA methylation, histone modification and specifically located nucleosomes. Epigenomic studies define the site and nature of the genomic sequences that are epigenetically modified. Much progress has been made towards whole-genome epigenetic profiling using molecular techniques, but the analysis of such large and complex data sets is far from trivial given the interrelated nature of sequence and functional characteristics within the genome.
Related Journals of Epigenomics
Hereditary Genetics: Current Research, Journal of Pharmacogenomics & Pharmacoproteomics, Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy, Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pathology, Epigenomics, Applied and Translational Genomics, BMC Genomics.