Geneticists Discover a Way to Extend Lifespans to 800 Years

Geneticists Discover a Way to Extend Lifespans to 800 Years

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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.

3 thoughts on “Geneticists Discover a Way to Extend Lifespans to 800 Years

  1. Robert

    Any more detail then this or is this news brand new? I was looking for more in depth info when I read the article. Any follow ups in the making?

  2. yipin

    what about the human body? can it survive 800 years? as we can see how ‘old’ it gets in just 80 years

  3. Jay

    It used to be ‘old’ in just 30 years.

    And that was just 100 years ago.

    Cell life is inherently immortal because of cell division.

    It doesn’t *have* to incrementally break down, as long as you fix the cause of the breakdown.

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