Interesting Longevity Gene Work15 years, 3 months ago
Posted on Sep 10, 2004, 10 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
A very much overhyped - but still interesting - piece of science appears in the New Zealand Herald. Many lower forms of life have the ability to extend their lives in a sort of low-activity state, but this particular parasite is impressive: "The genes allow worms in the possum's small intestine to live for up to a year - while the same worms live outside in the soil for only a matter of days if they do not 'switch on' the longevity genes.
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