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January 5, 2014
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Parasitic DNA proliferates in aging tissues

As mice age, cells in tissues such as the liver and skeletal muscle lose control over rogue sequences of DNA called “retrotransposable elements,” according to new research in the journal Aging. The elements, which may undermine health, could proliferate in … Continue reading

December 8, 2013
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Aging erodes genetic control, but it’s flexible

In yeast at least, the aging process appears to reduce an organism’s ability to silence certain genes that need to be silenced. Now researchers at Brown University who study the biology of aging have shown that the loss of genetic … Continue reading