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Biologists discover the key mechanism that triggers human ageing


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Accumulated alterations in the structure of heterochromatin may be a major underlying cause of cellular aging.

The study was published in the Science journal.

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Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

National scientific institution for natural sciences and high technology development.

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Director at San Diego Institute of Science, Altos Labs

Salk Institute

Scientific research institute focused on neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more


Peer-reviewed academic online journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

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