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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 2 March 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 9, p. nf17
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.9.nf17]


Will Humans Join the Club?

Changes in insulin-signaling genes might extend human longevity

R. John Davenport

Abstract: Most people don't crawl through the dirt or hover over rotten fruit, but a new study reveals one thing we might have in common with the worms and flies that do. Women with particular alterations in insulin-signaling genes live longer than normal, suggesting that similar pathways influence aging in humans, nematodes, and fruit flies. But some researchers express reservations about the results.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Will Humans Join the Club? Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (9), nf17 (2005).

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