Interview with Prof. Morgan Levine
Tam Hunt talks to Prof. Morgan Levine on her work in epigenetics, aging and the aging process.
Epigenetics is one of the most important discoveries in biology over the past few decades. Epigenetics does not change the genes, but rather changes how they are expressed. This allows our cells to distinguish between different types.
The epigenetics in our cells changes over time. It is debatable whether epigenetic changes are the result of age-related damage or are a cause. However, they are one primary sign of aging.
Over the past decade, several \”epigenetic\” clocks have been developed. Steve Horvath’s GrimAge, a clock developed by Steve Horvath, can predict with some accuracy how long a person has to live.