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...
This is a Member's Only Page! Please log in below to view the full content. Not yet a member? Join Now!
Everthing presented on this site is for informational and educational purposes only. Read the research, decide for yourself, talk with your doctor.
Genetic variants only give you part of the picture -- your lifestyle, diet, gut microbes, and environment all interact with your genes.
Research on genetics is fairly new and ever changing. Articles all contain links to references, and you are encouraged to read through the research.
* Genetic variants are all listed in the plus or forward orientation to match with 23andMe or AncestryDNA data.
Everything on this website is for educational purposes only and not to be used as medical advice. Please talk to your doctor for medical adivice.