NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rush University Medical Center in Chicago plans to use $5.5 million in grant funding from The National Institutes of Health to study how epigenetic changes may contribute to cognitive decline in older people, Rush said Wednesday.

Rush will conduct epigenome-wide DNA methylation scans and histone acetylation scans on brain tissue from participants in longitudinal studies of aging and dementia, including the Rush Memory and Aging Project and the Religious Orders Study.

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