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Cynthia Kenyon: Experiments that hint of longer lives

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Cynthia Kenyon: Experiments that hint of longer lives
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What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a simple genetic mutation that can double the lifespan of a simple worm, C. elegans. The lessons from that discovery, and others, are pointing to how we might one day significantly extend youthful human life.
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