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Longevity Gene Found

Aron Schatz
May 3, 2007

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There will one day be a way that we will live well over 100 years old and only need two hours of sleep. The first steps to this goal have been done.


But they discovered that the opposite experiment - over-expressing levels of pha-4 in the worms - increased longevity when on the restricted diet. "This is the first gene we have found that is absolutely essential to the longevity response to dietary restriction," explained Dr Dillin. "We finally have genetic evidence to unravel the underlying molecular programme required for increased longevity in response to calorie restriction."


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