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    First gene therapy successful against aging-associated decline: Mouse lifespan extended up to 24% with a single treatment →

    We may all live to see the day when wealthy people can outlive us by 24% thanks to gene therapy. 

    A number of studies have shown that it is possible to lengthen the average life of individuals of many species, including mammals, by acting on specific genes. To date, however, this has meant altering the animals’ genes permanently from the embryonic stage — an approach impracticable in humans. Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), led by its director María Blasco, have demonstrated that the mouse lifespan can be extended by the application in adult life of a single treatment acting directly on the animal’s genes. And they have done so using gene therapy, a strategy never before employed to combat aging. The therapy has been found to be safe and effective in mice.

    (Source: azspot)

    — 2 years ago with 21 notes
    #because you know you won't be able to afford that  #who do you think is financing this science?  #over-population: now with too many births and not enough deaths!