Population Epigenetics

Methods and Protocols

  • Paul Haggarty
  • Kristina Harrison

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1589)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vuthy Ea, Franck Court, Thierry Forné
    Pages 75-88
  3. John P. Thomson, Colm E. Nestor, Richard R. Meehan
    Pages 89-98
  4. Meaghan J. Jones, Sumaiya A. Islam, Rachel D. Edgar, Michael S. Kobor
    Pages 99-106
  5. Lee M. Butcher, Stephan Beck
    Pages 115-138
  6. David A. Skaar, Randy L. Jirtle
    Pages 161-183
  7. Graham W. Horgan, Sok-Peng Chua
    Pages 185-203
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 205-206

About this book


This detailed volume focuses on population epigenetics, which is of increasing interest to policy makers searching for explanations for complex epidemiological observations and conceptual models on which to base interventions. With a concentration on DNA methylation, the emphasis is on the most commonly studied epigenetic phenomenon that is most amenable to further study. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. 

Authoritative and practical, Population Epigenetics: Methods and Protocols aims to aid population researchers in exploiting the latest insights into epigenetics to improve our understanding of the factors that influence human health and longevity.


Epidemiology Environmental exposures DNA methylation Human health Genetic determinants of health

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Haggarty
    • 1
  • Kristina Harrison
    • 2
  1. 1.Rowett Institute of Nutrition and HealthUniversity of AberdeenBucksburnUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Rowett Institute of Nutrition and HealthUniversity of Aberdeen BucksburnUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6901-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6903-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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