In recent years, high throughput technologies have made available an
impressive quantity of detailed physiological and molecular data. Computational biology approaches aim at multi-level data integration to disentangle the network of susceptibility factors that
underlie complex human traits.
Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression that are not actually encoded in our DNA. This means that although we are born with a specific set of instructions embedded within our DNA, changes and modifications to our DNA can occur during our life-time, which can change how our DNA behaves or is “expressed”. These modifications can affect our health and determine whether we develop diseases or not .
Determining the rates of ageing by common genetic and environmental factors. Identifying biomarkers of ageing using whole transcriptome sequencing. How closely changes at one organ or tissue correlate with overall physiological deterioration.
Genetics deals with the molecular structure and function of genes, gene behaviour in context of a cell or organism, patterns of inheritance from parent to offspring, and gene distribution, variation and change in populations.