Early life experiences could have a lasting impact on genes : Study

Updated: Dec 2 2022 3:24PM

London, Dec 2 (PTI) Early life experiences can impact the activity of our genes much later on and even affect longevity, finds a new study in fruit flies.

According to the study, led by University College London (UCL), UK, the scientists report that gene expression 'memory' can persist across the lifespan, and may present a novel target for improving late-life health.

Gene expression refers to the conversion of the information encoded in a gene first into messenger RNA and then to a protein.