Today’s Video of the Day from the Salk Institute describes a new gene editing technique that may ultimately lead to the development of therapies that can slow down aging.
Aging is the biggest risk factor for serious conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
The study was focused on a disease called progeria, which accelerates the aging process.
The experts used gene therapy to target the toxic protein that causes progeria in mice.
As a result, the mice grew larger, stronger, became more physically active, and lived 25 percent longer.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: Salk Institute