Epigenetic change with Age and Diet

Supervisors: Tom Little, Amy Buck

Project description:

Why do we age? One answer lies with epigenetic modifications, the biochemical marks and signals on DNA that change the way genes and cells operate. With age these marks get misplaced, causing degeneration. Different individuals appear to suffer such degeneration in different ways, and by understanding what causes this we can shed light upon how and why we age.