Sunday, February 11, 2007

Mitochondrial Paradigm for ... Aging and Cancer

In looking at aging, it is not enough to look at the nuclear genome. One must also look at the mitochondrial genome, and how the mitochondria interact with the nuclear genome.

Dr. Wallace looks at the ancient history of mitochondria as a free-living organism, and the subsequent symbiosis of mitochondria living inside eucharyotic cells. Then he looks at the mitochondrial genome and how it might affect a person's prospects for a long healthy life. 58 minutes.

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