Geneticists Discover a Way to Extend Lifespans to 800 Years

What am I going to do with all that time?
clipped from io9.com
There is now a way to extend the lifespan of organisms so that humans could conceivably live to be 800 years old. In an amazing development, scientists at the University of Southern California have announced that they’ve extended the lifespan of yeast bacteria tenfold — and the recipe they used to do it might easily translate into humans. It involves tinkering with two genes, and cutting down your calorie intake. Tests have already started on people in Ecuador.

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2 Responses to Geneticists Discover a Way to Extend Lifespans to 800 Years

  1. Dean says:

    so that means we would be working until the age of 550???!!

  2. yes to an age to 550 or 650 !

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