A Kings College London study using groups of identical twins has identified genes that are switched on or off by epigenetic factors (Photo: Shutterstock)
Another breakthrough in the ever accelerating quest to extend human lifespan has seen researchers identify key genes associated with ageing. By studying these "ageing" genes, which are switched on or off by external factors such a diet and lifestyle, it's hoped that the biological mechanisms of ageing can be better understood.
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