Endocrinology and Metabolic Epigenetics
Section Editor : Charlotte Ling
Associate Editors : Richard Saffery, Sam El-Osta
Non-communicable disorders of metabolic/endocrine origin are amongst the largest contributors to the burden of mortality and morbidity in the 21st century. Mounting evidence links epigenetic disruption throughout the life course in the etiology of such conditions. A full understanding of their origin requires an in-depth examination of the interplay between genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors. Submissions to this section should increase our understanding of the role of epigenetic processes in the etiology of diseases of metabolic or endocrine origin in either animal model or human observational studies.