History and discovery of longevity genes | David Sinclair
More than four decades of study in the field of aging research have yielded some impressive findings, the most significant of which was the identification of longevity genes that are present in nearly every life form on earth. Perhaps more compelling was the discovery that engaging in exercise or fasting or other healthful activities actually triggers the activity of these genes to prolong lifespan. Much of this research was conducted in yeast or worms – lower organisms whose lives were favorably impacted by the research and who, in turn, impacted the lives of the scientists who studied them. In this clip, Dr. David Sinclair describes the major breakthroughs in aging research and the unique relationships that form between researchers and the organisms they study.
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