The researchers assessed the features of growth and reproduction of sea stars on the level of genes. It is known that over the years the length of the telomeres of the DNA decreases, this increases the risk of bolshinstvo diseases.
The starfish species Сoscinasterias tenuispina are sexual and asexual reproduction, writes The Daily Mail. In asexual reproduction telomere length increased. It turns out that asexual way of reproduction rejuvenates the body starfish and prevents the accumulation of mutations in their body.
It's unclear how the information can be applied to humans, but one of the secrets of youth can now be considered solved.