Inside each of our cells is a genetic hourglass. Every time our cells divide—which they have to do to keep us alive—their 23 pairs of chromosomes remain nearly identical. Except for one intentional change:
Google's life-extension spinoff teamed up with Ancestry to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising
The road to achieving a long life is littered with hype. The usual life-extension suspects include pricey pills and supplements; the peculiar involve infusions of young blood and chambers pumped with temperatures.
There are many factors that influence how long somebody lives. Some, like their genes, are out of their control. Others, like their lifestyle and environment, are a bit easier to alter. A new paper published
For almost half a century, it was thought that mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and oxidative stress were the major contributors to aging. This theory was postulated by Harman in the 70’s, where two independent