The Quest to Reverse Time's Toll

Science  08 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5557, pp. 1032-1033
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5557.1032

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Scientists and entrepreneurs are optimistic to varying degrees about prospects for extending the human life-span. Using markers generated by the Human Genome Project, researchers expect to come up with a flood of new candidates for genes influencing the processes of aging. These discoveries, and the promise of more to come, have spawned a host of new companies dedicated to reversing aging's toll.