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Boosting Gene Extends Mouse Life Span

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Science  26 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5739, pp. 1310-1311
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5739.1310a

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A protein named after Klotho, the Greek goddess who spins life's thread, has joined the short list of ways to extend a mouse's natural life span.