Slowing human ageing

David L. Wilson

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Knowledge of why and how we age is pointing to ways to extend human longevity. Studies in model organisms indicate that increasing the expression of repair and maintenance genes results in slower ageing and increased life expectancy. It might soon be possible to achieve such slowing of ageing in humans. The evidence for, and societal consequences of, such an advance are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalQuality in Ageing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2009


  • Ageing
  • Gene regulation
  • Longevity extension
  • Repair and maintenance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Community and Home Care
  • Care Planning

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