LS 151 - Aging and Senescence with Dr. Douglas Vaughan

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Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Douglas Vaughan about the biological process behind aging, senescence, and how people can understand it and age healthily. They also discuss a genetic mutation that was been discovered that could potentially help the process of aging.

Key Takeaways:

1:30 - A background on the molecular fingerprint of aging and properly understanding the term, senescence

5:11 - The various ways aging can be measured, especially understanding telomeres

7:03 - A genetic mutation that is seemingly slowing the aging process and the study of an Amish community that seems to have this mutation

12:02 - What makes it a mutation rather than just genes?

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