Genes found that slow both aging and cancer

Researchers have identified a batch of genes that not only prevent cancer but slow the aging process in worms, and say they are now looking to see if the genes have the same properties in humans.

Many of the genes in the worms are already known to have counterparts in humans, and the team at the University of California, San Francisco, say they hope to better understand some of the processes that cause both aging and cancer.

Drugs that mimic the effects of these genes might help people both avoid cancer and also live longer, they wrote in Sunday’s issue of the journal Nature Genetics.

Full article:  Reuters

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One Response to “Genes found that slow both aging and cancer”

  1. justine r Says:

    slow cancer cells, hooray. but, slow the aging process??

    where would that leave social security and the maintaining

    an average lifestyle? of course, retirement age would be 75

    or maybe even 80. Oh, joy.

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