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Epigenome editing services provide a powerful and precise approach to modifying the epigenetic landscape of cells, enabling researchers to study gene regulation, cell differentiation, and disease mechanisms without altering the underlying DNA sequence. This cutting-edge technology uses targeted molecular tools to add or remove epigenetic marks, such as DNA methylation or histone modifications, thereby controlling gene expression and cellular behavior. Our epigenome editing services offer comprehensive solutions for designing, constructing, and validating epigenetically modified cell lines tailored to your specific research needs.

DNA epigenome editing using CRISPR-Cas SunTag-directed DNMT3A (YH Huang, et al.,2017)

Overview Service Process Examples and Solutions Applications Frequently Asked Questions


Epigenome editing involves the use of engineered proteins, such as dCas9 (dead Cas9) fused with epigenetic modifiers, to target specific genomic loci and modify their epigenetic states. Unlike traditional gene editing, which changes the DNA sequence, epigenome editing modulates gene activity through reversible and heritable changes in chromatin structure. This approach is invaluable for studying gene regulation, modeling diseases, and developing new therapeutic strategies.

Service Process

The process of epigenome editing involves several critical and interrelated steps:

  1. Target Identification: Selecting the specific genomic loci for epigenetic modification based on the research objective or therapeutic goal. Accurate target identification is crucial for the success of the editing process.
  2. Tool Design: Designing and constructing dCas9 or other epigenetic editing proteins fused with modifiers such as DNA methyltransferases, demethylases, histone acetyltransferases, or histone deacetylases.
  3. Vector Construction: Cloning the epigenome editing constructs into appropriate vectors for delivery into the target cells. This step ensures efficient expression of the editing tools in the cells.
  4. Delivery of Editing Components: Introducing the epigenome editing constructs into the target cells using methods such as electroporation, viral vectors, or lipid nanoparticles. Efficient delivery is vital for successful epigenome editing.
  5. Selection and Expansion: Isolating and expanding the successfully edited cells. This selection process may involve the use of selectable markers or advanced sorting techniques to enrich the population of modified cells.
  6. Validation: Confirming the presence and accuracy of the epigenetic modifications through sequencing, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), and functional assays. This step ensures that the edits are precise and that the cells exhibit the expected phenotypic changes.

For more information about our Epigenome Editing Services or to discuss your specific needs, please contact us. Our team of experts is available to provide guidance and support for your research projects, ensuring you achieve your scientific and therapeutic goals.

Examples and Solutions

The following table provides an overview of various case studies in epigenome editing and the solutions we offer to support your research and therapeutic endeavors:

Case Study Description Solutions We Offer
Cancer Epigenetics Modifying the epigenetic landscape of cancer cells to study tumor suppressor gene regulation. Design of dCas9-epigenetic modifiers, vector construction, and functional assays.
Neurodegenerative Disease Models Introducing epigenetic changes in neural cells to model diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Epigenome editing in neuronal cells, validation, and phenotypic analysis.
Stem Cell Differentiation Investigating the role of epigenetic modifications in stem cell differentiation. Targeted epigenetic editing, stem cell culture, and differentiation protocols.
Gene Regulation in Development Exploring how epigenetic changes regulate gene expression during development. Custom epigenetic editing tools, developmental biology assays, and data analysis.
Therapeutic Target Validation Identifying and validating new epigenetic targets for drug development. High-throughput epigenome editing, drug screening, and validation assays.
Metabolic Disorder Research Studying the effects of epigenetic modifications on genes involved in metabolic pathways. Epigenome editing in metabolic cells, functional assays, and metabolic profiling.


The applications of epigenome editing are extensive and transformative, including:

  • Gene Regulation Studies: Understanding the role of specific epigenetic modifications in regulating gene expression.
  • Disease Modeling: Creating accurate models of diseases linked to epigenetic dysregulation, such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Cell Differentiation: Investigating how epigenetic changes drive the differentiation of stem cells into specific cell types.
  • Therapeutic Development: Identifying and validating new epigenetic targets for drug development and designing epigenetic therapies.
  • Functional Genomics: Exploring the effects of epigenetic modifications on gene function and cellular pathways.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is epigenome editing?

A: Epigenome editing involves using engineered proteins, such as dCas9 fused with epigenetic modifiers, to add or remove epigenetic marks at specific genomic loci. This modulates gene expression and cellular behavior without altering the DNA sequence.

Q: How is epigenome editing performed?

A: Epigenome editing is performed by designing and constructing dCas9 or other epigenetic editing proteins, delivering them into target cells, and using the cell's machinery to modify epigenetic marks. The process includes target identification, tool design, vector construction, delivery, selection, and validation.

Q: What are the applications of epigenome editing?

A: Applications include gene regulation studies, disease modeling, cell differentiation research, therapeutic development, and functional genomics. Epigenome editing provides insights into how epigenetic changes affect gene function and disease.

Q: What are the key steps in the epigenome editing process?

A: Key steps include target identification, tool design, vector construction, delivery of editing components, selection and expansion of edited cells, and validation of epigenetic modifications. Each step ensures the accuracy and efficiency of the editing process.

Q: Why is epigenome editing important?

A: Epigenome editing is important for understanding gene regulation, modeling diseases, developing therapies, and exploring cellular pathways. It offers a precise and versatile approach to studying and manipulating the epigenetic landscape.

Please note that all services are for research use only. Not intended for any clinical use.

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