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Unlocking the genetic secret of longevity

UC-San Francisco researcher Cynthia Kenyon, PhD, believes that she and other scientists will one day be able to pinpoint the molecules responsible for the onset of age-related diseases in people and prevent such diseases. In the above TEDGlobal 2011 video, she discusses how a simple genetic mutation can double the lifespan of C. Elegans, a tiny roundworm, and what this discovery means in terms of successfully extending youthful human life.

Previously: What brain scans reveal about “super agers”, Healthy aging the focus of Stanford study, Researchers identify “genetic signatures” of longevity and Researchers aim to extend how long – and how well – we live
Via TED Blog

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