Epigenetics represents a new frontier in cancer research. Information in the genome exists in at least two forms, genetic and epigenetic. The genetic information provides the blue print for the manufacture of all the proteins necessary to create a living organism, whereas the epigenetic information provides additional instructions on how, where, and when the genetic information will be used. The focus of the Epigenetics Interest group is on applications of epigenetic approaches in disease detection, risk assessment and treatment. The group meets on last Thursday of every month from 3- 4 pm. Please contact Dr. Mukesh Verma at 301 594 7344 (firstname.lastname@example.org).