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Theory behind Heinlein's Howard families gains some supprt
« on: August 27, 2007, 08:41:04 am »

Novel approach used to uncover genetic components of aging

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People who live to 100 or more are known to have just as many - and sometimes even more - harmful gene variants compared with younger people.

Now, scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered the secret behind this paradox: favorable "longevity" genes that protect very old people from the bad genes' harmful effects. The novel method used by the researchers could lead to new drugs to protect against age-related diseases.

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