NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will use a five-year, $11.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead a study of the role damage to DNA may play in aging and disease.

The university will lead a consortium that aims to understand how genome maintenance affects aging, and will expand on recent studies which found that interfering with the cellular processes related to DNA repair may lead to premature aging in mice.

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