Section Editor: Akihiro Umezawa
Associate Editors: Sara Hägg, Monika Puzianowska-Kuznicka, Koichiro Nishino, Wolfgang Wagner
This section features innovative discoveries that focus on the epigenetics of aging and development brought about through in vivo, in vitro, and clinical studies. Recent findings have shed light on the important role of epigenetics in development and growing evidence supports its link to aging as well. Reports on epigenetics of prenatal and postnatal development such as imprinting genes and gene silencing of maternal or paternal alleles also affect the phenotype/rate of aging after birth are considered. This section aims to publish original works that elucidate the underlying mechanisms and links between development and aging. Resource papers and basic science papers detailing biomarkers of these interdisciplinary fields can be considered if they are significant findings within the field. We ask that epigenetic raw data sets be deposited into public data bases.