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Cynthia Kenyon: Experimente, welche auf längeres Leben hinweisen

TEDGlobal 2011 · 16:23 · Filmed Jul 2011
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Was bestimmt das Altern? Biochemikerin Cynthia Kenyon hat eine einfache, genetische Mutation entdeckt, welche die Lebenserwartung eines simplen Wurms – C. elegans – verdoppeln kann. Die Lehren aus dieser und anderen Entdeckungen deuten darauf, wie wir eines Tages massgeblich jugendliches menschliches Leben verlängern können.

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Biochemist, geneticist
When it comes to aging well, having “good genes” (or rather, mutant ones) is key, says Cynthia Kenyon. She unlocked the genetic secret of longevity in roundworms — and now she’s working to do the same for humans. Full bio

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