This is a big step in stopping the aging process, study says – New York Post

Efforts to slow down the aging process aren’t just about wrinkles. Getting older is also the leading risk factor for devastating diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Winding back the clock would change medicine forever, and researchers at Salk Institute think they may have the key. In a paper published this week in the journal Natural Medicine, the scientists reveal a new CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing therapy was able to decelerate the rapid aging associated with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome in lab mice. The rare genetic disorder also affects humans and has no known cure. “Aging is a complex process ...

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