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The Genetics Of Aging: New Study Says Cell Division Errors May Be The Common Link

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March 31, 2000
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Gradual genetic changes may be the source of many, if not all illnesses of aging, including breast cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease and arthritis. A new study by scientists in The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, published in the latest issue of Science, concludes that human aging and its associated diseases and conditions can be traced to a gradual increase in cell division errors in tissues throughout the body.

La Jolla CA., March 31, 2000 -- Gradual genetic changes may be the source of many, if not all illnesses of aging, including breast cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease and arthritis. A new study by scientists in The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, published in the latest issue of Science, concludes that human aging and its associated diseases and conditions can be traced to a gradual increase in cell division errors in tissues throughout the body. This functional change begins slowly in middle age and increases gradually with advancing age.


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Scripps Research Institute. (2000, March 31). The Genetics Of Aging: New Study Says Cell Division Errors May Be The Common Link. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000331083546.htm
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