Recruitment Of Reproductive Features Into Other Cell Types May Underlie Extended Lifespan In Animals

Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 15:28 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have found that certain genetic mutations known to extend the lifespan of the C. elegans roundworm induce "mortal" somatic cells to express some of the genes that allow the "immortality" of reproductive germline cells.

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