Stress Tests For Longevity Genes15 years, 6 months ago
Posted on Aug 11, 2004, 2 p.m.
By Bill Freeman
How do scientists discover longevity-related genes. An article from Betterhumans explains how looking for genes affected by environmental stress can uncover mechanisms relating to longevity. "Using a gene-screening technique to find genes regulated by heat, oxidants and starvation, researcher Seymour Benzer and colleagues at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California found 13 candidate longevity genes and tweaked two to increase the lifespan of fruit flies.
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