Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, April 22nd, 1996
The gene causes Werner's syndrome, which turns 20-year-olds' hair gray and gives them ailments more common to grandparents. Unraveling this premature aging should help doctors better understand normal aging.
"A kind of Holy Grail of aging research has been to find this gene," said Gerard Schellenberg, whose team at the Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center won an international race to identify the gene named WRN. The gene appears to play a vital role in...
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