DNA Damage, Epigenetics, and Aging

Damage to our DNA is correlated with various aging processes, and recent work shows that it also changes the epigenome

Gunnar De Winter
Apr 6 · 4 min read
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DNA and aging

Epigenetics

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Linking DNA damage and epigenetics

Epigenetic changes associated with DNA damage and aging (From Siametis, Niotis & Garinis (2021). DNA Damage and the Aging Epigenome. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 141(4): 961–967)

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