I've been fascinated with the Klotho gene for a while now, partly because it has a cool name. It gets its name from one of the Three Fates in Greek mythology who spins the thread of Life. Klotho (or Clotho) was responsible for the thread of life for all mortals, when they were born and when they died. As you will see, this aptly named gene is intertwined with lifespan.
What does the KLOTHO gene do?
In humans, the KL gene codes for the klotho protein. While its functionality is not yet fully un...
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