DNA
DNA

DNA

 

In each moment, DNA, the genetic material in our cells, is damaged by internal and external toxins. Luckily, our bodies have developed intricate repair systems that maintain the integrity of this code and of our cells and their function. Over time, however, our DNA repair systems falter. Some scientists believe that the consequences of this, i.e. the accumulation of uncorrected DNA damage and/or DNA mutations over years, is a major cause of aging.

 

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Reviewer: Jan Vijg, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


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