Name: Linda S Martinez
Have the aging gene or genes been located on the human
chromosomes, and, if yes, will removing that gene slow the aging process?
To my knowledge, no one has discovered THE aging gene in any
eukaryotic organism. The closest thing I know of are some studies
published in the journal Nature in which a gene in the nematode
C. elegans was discovered which could extend the mean life span of
the organism by about 20-fold when mutated. This is a pretty hot
topic so try again in six months and there will probably be more
There's a survey article on aging in humans in the December 1992
issue of "Scientific American."
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