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Aging, Environment, & DiseaseDNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation

Epigenetic drift versus the Epigenetic clock: distinct relationships between DNA methylation and aging

Commentary written by Meaghan Jones and Sarah Goodman Your genome is defined at conception, and aside from rare mutations, it is relatively fixed over your lifetime. Your epigenome, on the other hand, is a balance of responsiveness and heritability. The epigenome can change with specific exposures or experiences, and has …