Forget DNA, experts say RNA could hold the key to 'eternal life pill'



With over 75 million baby boomers in the U.S. alone, age-related diseases are a major concern in the health care system. 
The connection between aging and cancer has become a pillar in medicine: we know that as we age, our cells tend to accumulate damaging changes in their DNA, eventually becoming unfit to perform their normal functions.
My lab has found that examining a cell's RNA may have the potential to identify the changes that our cells gain from aging. 
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WHAT IS RNA?  RNA, which stands for ribonucleic acid, is a molecule made up of one or more nucleotides. 
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8 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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