Beyond changing DNA itself, mutagens also cause errors in gene transcription

Assistant Professor Marc Vermulst. Credit: USC/Stephanie Kleinman Exposure to mutagens, or mutation-causing agents, can not only bring about changes in DNA but also appear to induce errors when genes are transcribed to make proteins, which may be an important factor in age-related diseases. USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Assistant Professor Marc Vermulst and colleagues […]