Category Archives: heterochromatin

Researchers discover key epigenetic mechanism of human aging.


A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, as detailed in the journal Science.  In the new study, scientists at the Salk Institute and the Chinese Academy of Science found that the genetic mutations underlying

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