Neurons Constantly Rewrite Their DNA To Adapt To The Environment

NeuronsIf you thought DNA was stable inside mature cells, you were wrong. Apparently, neurons are constantly changing to adapt to their environment. Minor surgeries are conducted toggling activity levels every single day. In effect, neurons constantly rewrite their DNA as needed. This information was discovered by John Hopkins scientists and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience on the 27th day of April this year. Hongjun Song, Ph.D. says, “DNA, in a cell, is not always stable. It is being altered all the time in order to function. Even molecular tags, which maintains the cell’s identity, are constantly being altered.”