Scientists Unlock Human Body's Tiered DNA Replication ProcessMarch 18, 2011 0 Comments
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have discovered that the human body contains two avenues by which it replicates cellular DNA. Just like reaching a fork in the road, one path is considered "elite" where the body slowly and carefully copies crucial DNA during cell division, and the other path is more standard and swift.
The elite path consumes more resources from the body, but these DNA copies tend to govern extremely important functions in the body.
Led by Dr. Robert Bambara, the next step is to figure out how to trigger the elite process for more of the DNA. If successful, this research will not only length the average life span, but also make it more disease-free. Bambara estimates his research will lead to some kind of therapy within 25 years.