Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

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   Petak, 16 Listopad 2015 00:00

They found that deleting a gene called LOS1 produced particularly impressive results, extending life by 60 per cent. LOS1 is linked to a genetic master switch which has long been associated with calorie restriction through fasting and increased lifespan."Calorie restriction has been known to extend lifespan for a long time," added Dr. Kennedy. Co-author Dr Mark McCormick, of the Buck Institute said: "Our best results were single gene deletions that increased lifespan by around 60 per cent compared to normal yeast

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