Video from the Genetics of Aging and Longevity Conference

The Science for Life Extension Foundation helped organize the 2nd International conference on the Genetics of Aging and Longevity, held back in April in Moscow. Thanks to the Foundation staff, video from the conference is starting to make its way to a YouTube channel. Here are a couple of the videos already posted; you might want to keep an open eye for others as they arrive.

Dr. Bartke reported the first evidence that mutation of a single gene can significantly extend lifespan in a mammal, and [has] extensively characterized the phenotype of long-lived Ames dwarf mice, identifying several mechanisms that are likely to explain or contribute to their delayed aging and greatly prolonged longevity.
[The] research of Dr. Reis focuses on the molecular genetics of longevity and age-associated diseases, using both previously defined mutations and gene mapping. He managed to extend the lifespan of a nematode worm, C.elegans, 10-fold by only one mutation in the age-1 gene.

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