Epigenome research projects

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As a prelude to a potential Human Epigenome Project, the Human Epigenome Pilot Project aims to identify and catalogue Methylation Variable Positions (MVPs) in the human genome.[2] Advances in sequencing technology now allow for assaying genome-wide epigenomic states by multiple molecular methodologies.[3] Micro- and nanoscale devices have been constructed or proposed to investigate the epigenome.[4]

An international effort to assay reference epigenomes commenced in 2010 in the form of the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC).[5][6][7][8] IHEC members aim to generate at least 1,000 reference (baseline) human epigenomes from different types of normal and disease-related human cell types.[9][10][11]