Genetics Of Aging

Guests: Gary Ruvkun/Faculty Member, Department of Genetics Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts Michael Fossel/Author, Reversing Human Aging, (William Morrow and Company) Clinical Professor of Medicine Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Mike West/Founder and Vice President Geron Corporation Menlo Park, California Last month, scientists announced the discovery of a gene foran enzyme that makes cancer cells immortal, and keeps our body's aging cells from dying. Another research team discovered a gene that controls the lifespan of worms. In this hour, we'll be talking about these latest findings in aging research, and what they could mean for human aging and disease.

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