An intimate relationship exists between nuclear architecture and gene activity. Unraveling the fine-scale three-dimensional structure of the genome and its impact on gene regulation is a major goal of current epigenetic research, one with direct implications for understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying human phenotypic variation and disease susceptibility. In this context, the novel revolutionary genome editing technologies and emerging new ways to manipulate genome folding offer new promises for the treatment of human disorders.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|