Unbalanced genetics are the main cause of aging
Researchers at Northwestern University have identified a previously undiscovered mechanism for aging.
Researchers used artificial intelligence in a recent study to analyze tissue samples from mice, rats, and killifish. Researchers found that the lengths of genes could explain many molecular changes that take place during aging.
All cells need to balance the activity between long and short gene. Researchers found that shorter genes were linked to shorter lives, while longer genes were linked to longer life spans. The researchers also discovered that genes with aging change their activity based on length. Aging is associated with a shift of activity towards short genes. The gene activity of cells becomes unbalanced.