Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 2nd, 1998
In a study published in the October 16, 1998, issue of Cell, they reported that a gene already known to play an important role in controlling aging in roundworms does so not by acting within individual cells to control each cell's fate, but by acting within certain cells to coordinate the aging process of the whole organism.
"Our study indicates there is a mechanism that causes all of the cells in the animal to reach a consensus," said Cynthia Kenyon, PhD, UCSF,...
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