seminar

MWRI Work-in-Progress "Towards Prenatal Diagnosis using DNA Methylation"



Date
February 17, 2015
Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Speaker(s)
Varsha Shridhar, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Peters Lab, Univ of Pittsburgh, MWRI
Location
Magee-Womens Research Institute, 204 Craft Ave, Conf Center
Admission
Physicians earn 1.0 CMEs
Light lunch provided. Registration is not required.
Description

1. Placental and maternal cell differ in the location, extent and patterns of DNA methylation
2. Thousands of tissue-specific differentially methylated regions exist between the two tissues
3. Based on DNA methylation differences, candidate genes can be identified for further investigation towards early prenatal diagnosis of pregnancy complications.