Epigenetics in age-related macular degeneration

Published on September 28, 2017   25 min
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Thank you for listening to this talk on Epigenetics in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. My name is Andrew Lotery. I'm a Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Southampton, and I'd also like to acknowledge my co-worker, Dr. Maria Gemenetzi, who helped in preparing this talk.
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What is Epigenetics? As this cartoon demonstrates, there is a lot of mystery about epigenetics and what that actually means. And so, the purpose of this talk is to try to explain epigenetics and its role in macular degeneration.
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The epigenome is explained in a nice video which is a reference on this slide, which highlights the epigenome influences, development, and disease.
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So, a definition of epigenetics is the study of covalent modification of the genome that alters structure and function but not gene sequence.
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