Genes regulating ageing and the quest for immortality

Hundreds of genes are now known to regulate ageing and have been shown to increase longevity by up to 10 fold in animal models. Studies of species with exceptional longevity - like bowhead whales, or disease resistance - like naked molerats, may help to improve human health and prevent diseases.

Dr. J.P. de Magalhaes, University of Liverpool, leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group. Their research broadly focuses on understanding the genetic, cellular and molecular mechanisms of ageing.

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