Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 10 October 2001
Vol. 2001, Issue 2, p. or16

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Hints of a "Master Gene" for Extreme Old Age

Evelyn Strauss

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/sageke;2001/2/or16

Abstract: Science 293, 1570-1571 (2001).

Preliminary evidence, published in the 28 August issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that genetics plays a major role in the ability to survive to extremely old ages. If the results hold up, they promise to overturn some ideas about the mechanisms of aging--and they might eventually provide clues about how to slow the process.

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