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How epigenetics may help us slow down the ageing clock

Humankind has a longstanding obsession with eternal youth. Stories about elixirs of life and fountains that quench one's thirst for immortality have stirred our imagination since time immemorial. Different versions of these ...

May 11, 2017
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TET proteins drive early neurogenesis

The fate of stem cells is determined by series of choices that sequentially narrow their available options until stem cells' offspring have found their station and purpose in the body. Their decisions are guided in part by ...

Dec 07, 2016
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Gene switch may repair DNA and prevent cancer

A team of scientists in Japan has found that a DNA modification called 5hmC – thought to be involved in turning genes on and off – localizes at sites of DNA damage and repair. They also found that a family of recently ...

Feb 11, 2016
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