UCSF Study Finds “Smart Gene” Linked With Slower Brain Aging

January 28, 2015 4:31 AM

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A new study indicates that about twenty percent of the population (yes, that is one out of every five people) carry a “smart gene” which is connected to conditions like a bigger forebrain, longer lifespan, and enhanced mental abilities.

This gene that is involved is called KLOTHO. It provides the code to make the protein klotho which is produce in both the kidney and brain which regulates several different processes in the body.

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