Ancient organism’s genetics may show us how to live for centuries


For thousands of years, we’ve been searching for a way to extend our lives – without much luck. The average human lifespan in developed countries has more than doubled from 37 to 79 in the past 200 years, but most of that gain is attributable to reduced infant mortality. When it comes to adding years of adult life, we’ve barely moved the needle.

But things may be about to change — in part because of one very chilly fish.

Source: Unlocking the secrets of an ancient organism may show us how to live for centuries


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