Slowing human ageing

David Wilson (Department of Biology, University of Miami, USA)

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ISSN: 1471-7794

Publication date: 14 June 2009


Knowledge of why and how we age is pointing to ways to extend human longevity. Studies in model organisms indicate that increasing the expression of repair and maintenance genes results in slower ageing and increased life expectancy. It might soon be possible to achieve such slowing of ageing in humans. The evidence for, and societal consequences of, such an advance are discussed.



Wilson, D. (2009), "Slowing human ageing", Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 23-29.

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