Study identifies key genes and factors related to aging

Study identifies key genes and factors related to aging

Posted by: on May 25, 2012 | No Comments

A recent study conducted at King’s College in London has identified a specific group of genes that, when switched on and off by epigenetic factors, play key roles in the biological aging of an individual. 

Exposure to violence shown to shorten telomeres in children

Exposure to violence shown to shorten telomeres in children

Posted by: on May 4, 2012 | No Comments

A new study conducted by the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy in Durham, N.C. has shown that children exposed to violence in their formative years are much more likely to experience telomere loss than those that have not experienced childhood trauma.