Cynthia Kenyon

Cynthia Kenyon: Experimentos que sugerem vidas mais longas

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O que controla o envelhecimento? A bioquímica Cynthia Kenyon encontrou uma mutação genética simples que pode dobrar o tempo de vida de um verme simples, o C. elegans. As lições desta e outras descobertas indicam como podemos um dia estender significativamente a vida humana jovem.

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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.