A team from Canada, Taiwan, and the US explore DNA methylation dynamics and related expression shifts in the brains of aging humans. Based on available DNA methylation data and array-based methylation profiling on post-mortem brain cortex tissue samples from identical or non-identical twins with Alzheimer's disease, the researchers saw signs of converging epigenetic and transcriptional patterns in individuals older than 75-years-old, particularly Alzheimer's-affected individuals.

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