Long Term Longevity
Evolutionary Biologist Michael Rose has found a sure-fire way to greatly increase life expectancy: In fruit flies. He has shown that by delaying breeding, he can extend their offsprings’ lifespans over the long run—up to eighty generations down the line. While this may seem like a bit of a let-down, he explains that it is through understanding these mechanisms that we learn how to harness them.
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Image courtesy of Ken Schwarz; Recorded June 2011; Posted January 2012