NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health will pump $62 million into more than twenty studies focused on using epigenomics to understand how environmental factors, aging, diet, and stress influence human disease.

Funded over five years under the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research's Epigenomics Program, scientists will use these funds to study the epigenome in a wide range of diseases and conditions, including tumor development, autism, hardening of the arteries, glaucoma, aging, asthma, and abnormal growth and development.

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