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How epigenome works?

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July 29, 2022
By
Eleanor Sheekey

Epigenetic information influences how our genetic information is read and packaged within the nucleus of a cell. What is DNA methylation and how is it linked with aging?

Our DNA sequence stored in each of our cells contains our genetic information. But while it is the sequence of A’s, C’s, T’s and G’s that govern our genetic information, it is the epigenetic information that influences how our genetic information is read and packaged within the nucleus of a cell. In this video we will take a look at the class of marks, where much more progress has been made and understood in the context of aging : DNA methylation. Specific sites of DNA can be either methylated or unmethylated. In this video we will discuss what these marks are, what the impact of them is and how they are linked with aging and how lifestyle interventions can alter them.

Our DNA sequence stored in each of our cells contains our genetic information. But while it is the sequence of A’s, C’s, T’s and G’s that govern our genetic information, it is the epigenetic information that influences how our genetic information is read and packaged within the nucleus of a cell. In this video we will take a look at the class of marks, where much more progress has been made and understood in the context of aging : DNA methylation. Specific sites of DNA can be either methylated or unmethylated. In this video we will discuss what these marks are, what the impact of them is and how they are linked with aging and how lifestyle interventions can alter them.

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