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Biosynthetic clock  

Source: TH


Context: Scientists have discovered that the ageing process of cells is controlled by a genetic regulatory circuit that can be manipulated to extend their lifespan.

This circuit functions like a clock, guiding the cell through two distinct pathways of ageing. By manipulating this circuit, scientists have been able to generate a negative feedback loop that slows down the cell’s degeneration, leading to a significant extension of cellular lifespan.

Significance: This research may have important implications for improving human health and treating age-related diseases in the future.