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Cynthia Kenyon: The Fountain of Youth

  • Jul 24, 2013 · 6:00 PM

Prof. Cynthia Kenyon from UCSF, a legend in the field she helped create, was among the first to prove that lifespan is genetically programmed, with her discovery in 1993 of the DAF-2 gene. By modifying genes, her lab has underscored that aging is not just wear and tear, and rather that master switches control logevity, and that these switches can be flipped, increasing lifespan (and healthspan) in animals by huge factors (6x and more).

What is her lab up to now, and when will interventions be ready for humans?

Come join us for dinner (included with ticket), friends and exciting presentations, understandable by a general audience, focused on the promise and progress in healthspan science at Health Extension Salon #11.

Beer and Wine available for $3 donation (cash only)

Ample parking in the basement


• 6:00-7:00 Check-in and Dinner/Socializing

• 7:00-8:30 Presentations / Q&A

• 8:30- More Drinks / Socializing / Science and dessert

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