Aging cells lose their grip on DNA rogues | News | R&D Magazine

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Transposable elements are mobile strands of DNA that insert themselves into chromosomes with mostly harmful consequences.

Cells have evolved ways to defend themselves, but in a new study, Brown University researchers describe how cells lose this ability as they age, possibly resulting in a decline in their function and health.

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

Yet ANOTHER reason not to get old…B-(

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