Cynthia Kenyon

Cynthia Kenyon: Experimentos que suxiren vidas lonxevas

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Que é o que controla o envellecemento? A bioquímica Cynthia Kenyon atopou unha simple mutación xenética que pode duplicar o tempo de vida dun simple verme, C. elegans. As leccións dese descubrimento, e outros, sinalan a como algún día poderiamos alongar significativamente a vida humana xuvenil.

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Cynthia Kenyon · 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.

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.