Could A Worm Hold the Key to Living Longer?

Do you dream of looking like your 30-year-old self when you hit 60? Well, the secrets to the fountain of youth may be bubbling up in a nearby lab -- and you have a roundworm to thank for it. By studying the critter -- about the size of a comma -- biochemist Cynthia Kenyon and her team have pinpointed a combination of rare genes that seem to counter the effects of aging. Kenyon, the director of the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging, presented her research on prolonging youth in...Full Story
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