Published Nov 8, 2017

Sandra Dosalles

Pater Davidson  


Gene plays a significant role in aging. all aging process can depend on just the mutation of a single gene. Longevity of life is heritable and shows at old age, at some points in time the rate at which human and other animals’ age increase rapidly as a result of certain mutation. It has been observed that some living organisms show sign of aging at a very tender age due to some set of syndromes that are known as progeroid syndromes. Aging is not really characterised by brain aging but by old skin, early cataract and some other signs. It was discovered by some scientist that aging can be delayed in living organisms using Calorie Restriction, hundreds of genes iddntified to regulate aging provide strong evidence that aging has a strong genetic basis and that indeed a basic aging process exists. Although daf-2 can limit expansion of life when not mutated, Daf-2 and daf-16 are two types of gene that plays the major role of life expansion and aging. The gene helps to interfere with life span by controlling other gene that coordiate the survival system.



Aging, Genes, Life Span, Mechanisms, Survival

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How to Cite
Dosalles, S., & Davidson, P. (2017). Gene: The Pace Control of Aging. Science Insights, 2017(9), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.15354/si.17.es026