Aging, Environment, & DiseaseDNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation

Does Epigenetics Control Aging? New study finds DNA methylation patterns change with age

Aging is a natural part of life, but many of the molecular details that contribute to the aging process remain unclear and cannot be explained by classical genetics.  There are several age-related DNA methylation biomarkers, suggesting that epigenetics is involved in aging, but until recently there has not been a …

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RNA methylation recently found to be a widespread epigenetic modification

DNA methylation is one of the most important and most intensively studied areas of epigenetic regulation.  However, there is not much known about the methylation of RNA molecules and whether RNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism to regulate gene expression or other cellular processes.  RNA can be methylated at the …