What can beetles tell us about slowing aging? Answers are in the mitochondria

Mitochondrial genes influence life expectancy in beetles, a new study reports. Genetic research into aging and longevity revolves mainly around the nuclear genome, which encodes most of our multicellular bodies, but a new Monash University study performed on beetles suggests shifting focus to the mitochondrial genome.   The mitochondria—kidney-shaped organelles often referred to as theContinue reading “What can beetles tell us about slowing aging? Answers are in the mitochondria”