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Accelerated cellular aging in depressed individuals associated with increased mortality risk – News-Medical.Net

Cells from healthy individuals with major depressive disorder were found to have higher than expected rates of methylation at specific sites on their DNA, when…

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Cells from healthy individuals with major depressive disorder were found to have higher than expected rates of methylation at specific sites on their DNA, when compared to cells from healthy individuals without MDD, according to a study by a multidisciplinary team of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and University of California San Francisco scientists, in collaboration with others.
Methylation is a process by which DNA is chemically modified at specific sites, resulting in changes in the…

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