Week 8: Required readings

Graduate Students

Vardhman, K. et al. Epigenome-wide association studies for common human diseases. Nature Reviews, Volume 12, August 2011 529-541.


Tamashiro, K L.K and Moran, T.H. Perinatal environment and its influences on metabolic programming of offspring.  Physiology and Behavior 100 (2010 560-566. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2886179/

Olden J, et al.  Discovering How Environmental Exposures Alter Genes Could Lead To New Treatments For Chronic Illnesses. Health Affairs 30, No. 5 (2011): 833-841. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3877678/

Undergrad Students

Textbook: C.N. Mikail. Public Health Genomics: The Essentials. Chapter 3

Carter, E. Epigenomics and Nutrition. In: Shaping Public Health Policy in the Age of Genomics. Chapter 6: pp. 71-81. (2011) http://www.geneforum.org/briefingbook.

Kolata, G. Overweight? Maybe you Really Can Blame Your Genes. New York Times, July 18, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/health/overweight-maybe-you-really-can-blame-your-metabolism.html

Rothstein, M.A. et al. Ethical Implications of Epigenetics Research. Nat. Rev Genet. 2009 April; 10(4): 224.


Rothsten, M.A. et al. The Ghost In Our Genes: Legal and Ethical Implications of Epigenetics. Health Matrix Clevel. 2009 Winter, 19(1): 1-62. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3034450/#!po=35.9375

Esteller, M.  Epigenetic Changes in Cancer. The Scientist. March 1, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3100810/

Milbury, K. Changing the Cancer Landscape. Scientific American, August 15, 2013.


Friday 05.23.2014 Guest Researchers:

Kent Thornburg, PhD, Professor and Associate Chief for Research in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at OHSU, director of the Heart Research Center and interim director of the Bob and Charles Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness.

Farahnaz Joarder, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center, OHSU