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Making Mice Old Before Their Time
Knocking out a gene that helps repair nicks in DNA causes young mice to develop many of the degenerative characteristics of their wizened elders.
Switching off Aging inStem Cells
A single molecular switch plays a central role in inducing stem cells in the brain, pancreas, and blood to lose function as they age.
Researchers Identify Genes Role in Suppressing Longevity
HHMI researchers have determined that a gene present in mouse cells limits the number of times that a cell can divide.
Researchers Uncover New Genes that Control Longevity
HHMI researchers and their colleagues have identified 10 new genes that regulate longevity in yeast.
Does Chromosome 4 Hold the Secret to Human Longevity?
A genetic study of more than 300 long-lived people suggests that chromosome 4 may harbor a secret about human longevity.
HHMI SCIENTISTS AND AGING
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Sean J. Morrison
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Secrets of the Centenarians
In certain families, small genetic variations bring good health and long life. Can researchers apply this knowledge to benefit us all?
Stem Cells and the End of Aging
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Cover Story: I Am a Scientist
HHMI's EXROP program has helped hundreds of underrepresented minorities identify as researchers, a key step toward a science career.
A Structural Toolbox
No longer content with static snapshots, biologists are using a medley of techniques to get a global view of molecules at work.
The O'Shea Way
HHMI's new chief scientific officer Erin O'Shea applies an uncommon intensity to her research and training&151;of students and German shepherds.
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