Summary: Researchers at the University of California discovered a key way that cancer manipulates the genetic code using DNA methylation that has important implications for the treatment of cancers. [This article first appeared on the website LongevityFacts.com. Author: Brady Hartman. ] Up until now, scientists haven’t fully understood how DNA methylation causes changes in our genetic code that enable cancer to thrive. Now, a team… Continue reading "Researchers crack secret code to genetic changes causing our cancer"
Summary: The aging clock in the epigenome can be slowed down with calorie restriction say researchers at Temple University (LKSOM). [Author: Brady Hartman. Cover Photo: Getty Images. This article first appeared on the LongevityFacts.com site. ] Imagine that human aging is governed by an internal biological clock, controlled by specific genes. If scientists could identify the specific genes that control the clock, they… Continue reading "Researchers Discover Way To Slow Aging In Our Epigenome"
Summary: The epigenome is in the spotlight recently as researchers discovered two genetic aging clocks in the human body. Epigenetics plays a significant role in how we age and whether or not we will get cancer or other diseases. Researchers have developed cancer drugs that target the epigenome. [Update 10/18/2017: The name of this article has changed from “The Epigenome in… Continue reading "Research Links the Epigenome to Aging, Cancer and Disease"