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Species with more ‘Siglecs’ get longevity boost, study suggests

Siglec genes

LONGEVITY BY THE NUMBERS  How long a species lives depends upon the number of “Siglec” genes it carries. Siglec genes encode immune proteins that may protect against aging by fighting oxidants. Source: Schwarz et al./eLife 2015; Adapted by E. Otwel.  

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