tweaking one enzyme doubles a worm’s lifespan.

When the researchers suppressed one particular helicase, HEL-1, as well as a gene called daf-2, the mutated roundworms were not only more immune to environmental stresses of heat, cold and pathogenic bacteria, but also their lifespans were double that of wild roundworms.

read full article.. www.popsci.com/tinkering-roundworms-enzymes-doubles-its-lifespan

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