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Steadier gene networks mean longer lifespans

Published on 30th Aug 2015

Published on 30th August 2015

Age-defying species—the giant red sea urchin, the painted turtle, the naked mole rat—may begin teaching us how to extend our own lives. All these species stand out because they exhibit negligible senescence, the ability to grow older without suffering functional declines or any age-related increase in mortality. Apparently, these species have something we lack. This something, according to a new study, is gene network stability.

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