Biological Basis of Epistasis
We are investing more time into understanding the biological basis of epistasis. The following are two recent papers that we have particpated in that help address this important question.
Zhang X, Cowper-Sal Lari R, Bailey SD, Moore JH, Lupien M. Integrative functional genomics identifies an enhancer looping to the SOX9 gene disrupted by the 17q24.3 prostate cancer risk locus. Genome Res. 2012 Jun 4. [PubMed]
Akhtar-Zaidi B, Cowper-Sal-lari R, Corradin O, Saiakhova A, Bartels CF, Balasubramanian D, Myeroff L, Lutterbaugh J, Jarrar A, Kalady MF, Willis J, Moore JH, Tesar PJ, Laframboise T, Markowitz S, Lupien M, Scacheri PC. Epigenomic enhancer profiling defines a signature of colon cancer. Science. 2012 May 11;336(6082):736-9. [PubMed]