The present as prelude

Three very important articles about p16INK4a, senescence and aging were just released in the early-online edition of Nature. I’m still digesting them and will comment here early next week; I don’t want to rush to judgment since these articles are all in my particular field of research, and there’s so much new information that I’m choking a little.

Nonetheless, I wanted to give readers a heads-up. The links are below, and there’s a nonspecialist-oriented summary in the New York Times.