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Scientists decipher mechanisms underlying the biology of aging


November 2, 2017

Scientists have helped decipher the dynamics that control how 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. Full Story

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