Scientists decipher mechanisms underlying the biology of aging

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11/09/2017 09:37 PM EST

University of California, San Diego researchers

Scientists have helped decipher the dynamics that control how our cells age, and with it implications for extending human longevity. The group employed a combination of technologies to analyze molecular processes that influence aging. Using cutting-edge computational and experimental approaches the scientists discovered that a complete loss of chromatin silencing leads to accelerated cell aging and death.

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University of California, San Diego

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