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Understanding Epigenetics and its Role in Mendelian Diseases

From the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/29/2022)
Presented by Matthew Tedder, PhD

This presentation will provide an introduction to epigenetics and establish a foundation for understanding epigenetic regulation of genes. The implications of disruptions to epigenetic machinery, phenotypes associated with Mendelian disorders of epigenetics machinery, and diagnostic approaches for identifying these disorders will also be discussed.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • summarize epigenetics and epigenetic mechanisms for regulating gene expression
  • identify common disorders of epigenetic machinery
  • describe diagnostic approaches for identifying Mendelian disorders of the epigenetic machinery

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of CMB (Molecular) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.