CNIO researchers obtain the first mice born with hyper-long telomeres and show that it is possible to extend life without any genetic modification

A chance finding ten years ago led to the creation by researchers of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) of the first mice born with much longer telomeres than normal in their species. Given the relationship between telomeres and ageing – telomeres shorten throughout life, so older organisms have shorter telomeres -, scientists launched … Continue reading CNIO researchers obtain the first mice born with hyper-long telomeres and show that it is possible to extend life without any genetic modification