The biologist Trofim Lysenko, blamed for millions of deaths, is experiencing a revival in Russia.
This particular type of gene therapy gave mice younger bodies and 30% longer lifespans.
I'm determined to age gracefully. Though my wife plucks every gray hair she finds, I'd be bald if I did. Even so, I've kept myself up over the years, prompting my college girlfriend, whom I recently reconnected with to exclaim, “You haven't aged at all!" Except for more gray hair, that is. Perhaps it's just good genes. I've always chalked it up to stress-free living. So what can be done to overcome the aging process? Creams, lotions, and other products fill pharmacy shelves, but few have a truly substantial impact.
Researchers at UCLA have found Grim Reaper DNA in 5% of the population. But there is a bright side – lifestyle choices go a long way in overriding a shorter genetic life expectancy.