Targeted epigenome modification grant with Charlie Gersbach and Greg Crawford funded

Genome sequencing and the identification of epigenetic marks by projects such as ENCODE and the Epigenomics Roadmap Project have transformed biomedical research. Technologies for targeted manipulation of these epigenetic properties are necessary to transform the knowledge gained from these projects into tangible scientific advances and benefits for human health, such as gene therapies that modify the epigenetic code at targeted regions of the genome and the engineering of epigenome-specific drug screening platforms. To address this technology gap, we are developing a suite of well-characterized tools for custom locus- and cell type-specific modification of any epigenomic property.