Cells and ageing: Scientists want to prolong life expectancy

Publié le 13 Jan, 2017

A study published in the Nature journal has shed light on a new discovery by the research team led by Harvard School of Public Health T.H. Chan. Scientists have discovered a link between life expectancy and the splicing of RNA – an essential cell function which allows a single gene to produce a wide range of proteins.


Scientists knew that mutations in RNA splicing could trigger the onset of diseases but what they didn’t know until now was the extent to which splicing could affect the ageing process.

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