Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your hard work Cynthia! So many diseases are caused by aging. Keeping people younger longer makes our society healthier, more experienced, and wiser. Oh this is so exciting!
Professor Cynthia Kenyon (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
Summary: Scientists have long thought that aging just happens. Yet because of their genes, different species have different lifespans. From the roundworm C. elegans, we now know that aging is regulated, by specific genes. These genes also influence life span in mammals, including humans. This system, and its evolution, will be discussed.