Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 10 October 2001
Hints of a "Master Gene" for Extreme Old Age
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.
Science of Aging Knowledge Environment. ISSN 1539-6150