Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Old and healthy: Researchers find novel genes for longevity in mammals

Date:  April 4, 2018
Source:  Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)

The genetic basis of lifespan determination is poorly understood. Most research has been done on short-lived animals, and it is unclear if these insights can be transferred to long-lived mammals like humans. By comparing genes of long- and short-lived rodents, researchers have now identified several novel genes possibly influencing longevity and healthy aging in mammals.

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