Population Genomics: Ageing by Association (Dispatch).
Pletcher SD, Stumpf MPH
Current Biology (2002)
Category: aging ¤ Added: May 02, 2002 ¤ Rating: ◊◊
Mutations in the gene Klotho lead to premature ageing in mice. Recent work on human genetic variation has identified an association between a particular allele of Klotho and human lifespan. A harbinger of things to come, this work illustrates the power and growth potential for association studies of human ageing.