Re: Study details genetic basis of aging
Sat, 28 Aug 1999 13:10:55 EDT

Saying this "details the genetic basis of aging" *definitely* overstates the case. 1) It doesn't even cover most genes. 2) it only covers transcriptional and mRNA stability regulation. There's also translational regulation or post-translational modifications. 3) It's the genetic basis of CR effects, not of aging. Since CR affects aging, there's got to be some overlap, but not 100%.

I'm not knocking the study, which is very useful, just the reporting.