Computational biologists work at the interface of computer science, sequencing technology, and molecular biology, to address broad questions in personalized medicine, infectious disease, cancer biology, and circulating tumor cells.
Genomic and Epigenomic Engineering
Genomic engineers edit the genome quickly and inexpensively, designing new biological parts. Epigenomic engineers link the environment and genetics, providing a complete understanding of disease risk, early prevention, and intervention.
Data Integration and Modeling
Researchers examine millions of genetic variants and characterize the epigenome, developing new tools for large-scale integrated analysis.
With modern technologies, assembly of new genomes has become practical. Generating a genome for new organisms allows researchers to use molecular tools and to study evolutionary change over time.
Epigenetic editing is now possible using targeted zinc fingers and modifying the genetic code, chromatin, or DNA methylation marks without changing the sequence per se.