Longevity and Genetics: FOXO3, CETP, IGF1, and more

There are several genes known as “longevity” genes. Specific variants of these genes are associated with an increased likelihood of living to be 100 or more. And…  more importantly, these genetic variants are linked to longer ‘healthspan’. Longevity: The term longevity refers to lifespan….

Klotho Gene: Anti-aging superpowers?

I’ve been fascinated by the Klotho gene for a while now, partly because it has a cool name. It is named after one of the Three Fates in Greek mythology who spin the thread of Life. Klotho (or Clotho) was responsible for the thread…