Inhibition of ‘jumping genes’ promotes healthy ageing

Bennett Childs, Jan Van Deursen

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Abstract

DNA sequences called retrotransposons can copy themselves and reintegrate at new sites in the genome, causing damage. It now seems that inhibiting this process can prevent age-related health decline in mice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume566
Issue number7742
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 7 2019

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Molecular biology
  • Physiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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